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logo for the star of lifeCattaraugus County is home to 27 State-certified ambulance services and 6 State-certified first response services.  Just three of those 33 emergency medical services (EMS) services are paid agencies with full-time staffed stations.  The remaining 30 are staffed with volunteer EMS providers, those volunteers respond to the majority of calls in the county.  The paid agencies are the City of Olean Fire DepartmentCity of Salamanca Fire Department, and Trans Am Services.  All 33 emergency medical services agencies are overseen by Cattaraugus County EMS Coordinator Robert F. Kuhn.

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For more information about EMS across New York state, you may click here for the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of EMS website.

Interested in joining your local volunteer EMS agency?

Feel free to directly contact a member of your local agency or you may contact the Office of Emergency Services by email to or by phone at (716) 938-2244 where you can leave your name, home address, and phone number so that we can pass your information along to the appropriate local EMS agency.

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