Community Service

Wilton Emergency Squad is a local ambulance provider serving the needs of the Towns of Wilton and Greenfield.

In addition to serving our local 911 emergency responses, we also serve our community by offering First-Aid & CPR Classes to the citizens of Saratoga County. We are an American Heart Association Certified Training Site, offering all of the AHA’s courses at our facility.

We also provide non-emergency transports for local nursing homes, and long-term care facilities. This also includes Speciality Care Transports (SCT) for when it’s necessary to be transported to a hospital that provides a higher level of care. Our caring and compassionate providers see to it that you and your families comfort during stressful times.

One of the newest programs is our Car Seat Inspection program. Call and schedule an appointment to bring your vehicle in to ensure that your car seat is secured properly making sure your child is safe every time they travel. If you’re a first-time parent, we will help you select the best car seat for your child, and when they start getting bigger, help you select the next one. Call today for more information!

For local EMS, Fire & Police we offer Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses taught by highly experienced instructors with a combined 100 years experience.

Our new Simulator program allows us to add a whole different level to our training programs and transforms the classroom. This program allows providers to practice the skills that aren’t used everyday in a realistic environment with feedback based on care.

Event Medics

Wilton Emergency Squad, Inc. leaders will work with you to develop a plan so medical services are tailored to meet the needs and the budget of your unique event. No event is too small or too big!

For example, a small event, such as a street fair or a 5K, that has little stress on its participants might be covered by a single EMT. Larger gatherings like marathons or a sporting event, require the development of a more comprehensive medical team plan which may include EMTs, paramedics, and physicians.

Services

  • Roving Emergency Medical Technicians or Paramedics
  • BLS or ALS Ambulance Coverage
  • Communications
  • Pre-Event Planning
  • Weather & Situational Monitoring

Falls & Related Injury

Falls are all too common among older individuals living at home, and are often life-changing events that lead to severe injury, rehospitalization, loss of independence, and early death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three adults aged 65 and older experiences at least one fall each year, but less than half of them communicate this to a health professional. The CDC also reports that, among older adults, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries, and contributed to more than 2 million emergency room visits in 2010.

Fortunately, there is evidence to suggest that falls are not a normal part of aging and many falls are preventable in the older population and can be prevented.  

A Wilton Emergency Squad, Inc. trained professional will come out and conduct a home safety audit and educate you and your family on how to best prevent falls in the home.  

If you are in the Saratoga Springs area please contact us at 518-587-5590 today to schedule a home safety assessment.

Child Safety Seat Inspection Program

The Child Safety Seat Inspection program assists parents in protecting their children by providing certified child safety seat technicians from the Wilton Emergency Squad, Inc.. Wilton EMS holds monthly installation and inspections events. During these events, technicians inspect, instruct and correct improperly installed child safety seats.. Each inspection takes approximately 30 minutes and is free of charge; however, donations are accepted. The donations will be used to fund the operating costs of the inspection program. To limit waiting periods for families, appointments are necessary.

In addition to the monthly events, individual inspection and installations appointments may be arranged. These appointments may be scheduled with and of our technicians.

For questions about this program or to schedule an installation or inspection, please contact the Wilton Emergency Squad, Inc. at (518) 587-5590.

Medication Reconciliation

Medication reconciliation is the process where medications prescribed by a medical practitioner are checked to ensure they match the current list of medications the patient is taking. Depending on the patients needs, this can be accomplished in different ways. Most require it whenever a patient is admitted, transferred and discharged. In each situation they strive for the same goal which is to avoid all types of medications errors that can negatively effect their patients.

Here are some common mistakes that can be made:

  • Medications can be accidentally listed multiple times or not at all.
  • Some drugs can be listed that patients never have taken before or their medical practitioner never prescribed.
  • Medications can also have the wrong dose, route, frequency and time.
  • In some cases they may not be appropriate for the patient due to drug allergies or they are irrelevant to the patient's current situation.

From any of these mistakes, the patients can end up taking the wrong medication or not receiving the right drug they need to take care of their health condition.

If you are a physican in the Saratoga Springs area and would like one of our trained staff to conduct a reconciliation for one of your patients please contact us at 518-587-5590.

Wilton Emergency Squad, Inc. also offers this program to patients and their families.  Contact us today.