Greene County Emergency Medical Systems, Inc., was developed in mid-2000 with two paramedic units covering the mountaintop community and the Town of Cairo. By 2020, Greene EMS had won “EMS Agency of the Year” twice, and had expanded to five full-time paramedic units.
In order to improve response times to Hunter Mountain, Kaaterskill Falls, and the surrounding communities, and to provide shelter to one of the paramedic vehicles that contains temperature sensitive equipment and medications, Greene County EMS contracted with the Village of Hunter to lease approximately 1500 square feet in a former gas station that had been abandoned and had deteriorated over time. Greene County EMS engaged
Delaware Engineering to provide full design and construction-phase services for the remodeling of the space, including new electric, HVAC, plumbing, structural repairs and interior amenities, including a drive-through truck bay and living space with a full bath and living quarters, important for paramedics who work 12-hour shifts.
With a new presence on Main Street in Hunter, the paramedic unit’s response time to this portion of their service area has decreased by 10 minutes, and a formerly blighted building is close to being fully rehabilitated.