Rockland County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), a division of the Rockland County Department of Health, is made up of 15 Volunteer Basic Life Support  (BLS) and 2 Advanced Life Support (ALS) agencies, an EMS Coordinator, Assistant EMS Coordinator, 6 Deputy EMS Coordinators, and 2 Deputy EMS Logistics Coordinators.

Emergency response is provided 24 hours a day 365 days a year to Rockland's 300,000 residents and visitors. With the assistance of  local police departments' dispatch system, the ambulance is quickly sent to your emergency. 
Remember - save 911 for true emergencies!

If an emergency occurs dial 911!
Don't panic - stay calm - and give the dispatcher the following information:

  1. Type of emergency – Medical, Fire or Police.
  2. Your name.
  3. Address of emergency.
  4. Phone number you are calling from.


  • Don't hang up until directed by dispatcher.
  • Do not move the victim unless there is imminent danger present.
  • Make sure your house number is visible to responders.
  • Have someone wait outside to direct responders.
  • Remember when you are out on the road, yield the right of way to emergency vehicles and vehicles with green lights. These are responders on their way to assist someone in need!

Important Phone Numbers

  • Local 911 TDD - 911+ spacebar.
  • Poison Control - 1-800-222-1222.
  • Gas Leak - 1-800-533-5325.
  • Nyack Hospital - 845-348-2000.
  • Good Samaritan Hospital - 845-368-5000.

Learn the signs and symptoms of a stroke, and call 9-1-1 right away if you think someone might be having a stroke. Getting fast treatment is important to preventing death and disability from stroke.

Classes and Trainings
We offer many different classes and training initiatives, including CPR and First Aid, and safety and health training to meet the needs of the community and worksites.  Call 845-364-8923 for more information.

Join your local Ambulance Corps!
Call 845-364-8923 for more information. See our list of Volunteer EMS Agencies.