The Gilbertsville Fire Departments Summary For 2021
Published: January 21st, 2022

GILBERTSVILLE – The Squad remains an active agency providing basic life support (BLS) care and ambulance transport, with 5 NYS certified Basic EMTs and support by Gilbertsville firefighters as drivers and for on-scene assistance.

We answered 111 calls in 2021, and treated 112 patients. That included 10 calls where we provided mutual aid to neighboring districts including Morris, Mt. Upton, and Unadilla. We also had mutual aid for advanced life support (ALS) calls provided by AMR, Sidney EMS, New Berlin EMS, and the new Otsego County ambulance service.

55 percent of our patients required BLS care, and 45 percent ALS care. 76 percent of our patients had medical emergencies, 22 percent were trauma, there was one DOA, and we provided standby coverage at events 4 times.

Story Continues Below Adverts

Our EMS crews logged a total of 453 person-hours responding to calls, and more than 400 additional hours in training. Our training included members completing their NYS EMT refresher that is required every three years, as well as 12-lead ECG, administration of medications, and stress management.

The Gilbertsville FD Emergency Squad is proud to provide emergency medical services to residents of the Village of Gilbertsville, Town of Butternuts, and the Town of Morris Maple Grove District.

– From the Gilbertsville Fire Department