Delmar-Bethlehem EMS is a not-for-profit community-based corporation that works in partnership with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office EMS Unit to provide emergency ambulance service for the communities of Delmar, Elsmere, Glenmont, Selkirk, Slingerlands, and South Bethlehem. Delmar-Bethlehem EMS is the product of the operational merger of Delmar EMS and Bethlehem EMS, which occurred on January 1, 2013. A full corporate merger is underway and will be completed during 2013.
Delmar-Bethlehem EMS uses a hybrid staffing model to meet the needs of the community. Delmar-Bethlehem EMS is predominantly volunteer from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am every night. More than 85 volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), Advanced EMTs, paramedics, firefighter drivers, and ambulance drivers use seven ambulances to respond to calls for medical assistance. Between the hours of 6:00 am and 6:00 pm, paid EMTs supplement the volunteers by staffing three Delmar-Bethlehem EMS ambulances.