About Harrison EMS

Our Mission Statement

Provide the community with the highest level of Emergency Medical Services by hiring highly trained and experience EMS professionals that use the most advanced medical equipment, medications and supplies to care for residents, neighbors, and friends!

Harrison EMS Coverage Area

Harrison EMS is the official ambulance service for the Town/Village of Harrison, that include the following towns: Harrison, West Harrison, and Purchase, New York

Other Local communities that receive emergency medical services from the agency include Rye, Rye Brook, Portchester, Mamaroneck, Larchmont, and White Plains, New York based on New York State Mutual Aid requirements.

The Harrison EMS Difference

Our work is not complete once a patient is safely transported to the most appropriate hospital. Harrison EMS follows strict patient care protocols set by our physician medical director, which are based on the most current industry standards and survival data. This means that HEMS providers have the unique advantage of always having access to guidance from a medical doctor when responding to emergencies. Harrison EMS also works closely with each receiving hospital to evaluate patient outcomes for specific emergencies such as heart attacks, strokes and other serious problems. We then use this data to continually revise and improve our own treatment modalities.

Improving Patient Care

Hospitals know that Harrison EMS is 100% patient focused and expects the best quality of treatment for those we serve. That is why we follow up on many of the patients our team transports to the emergency room. It’s this unique system of checks and balances that has elevated patient care across all health care systems here in Westchester County. We are constantly reviewing and evaluating all our providers through our Quality Assurance and Improvement program, so that Harrison and surrounding community residents we serve will receive the best medical care when they need it most.

Our Digital Edge

Before a patient even arrives at the hospital, Harrison EMS providers ensures the attending nurses and physicians have critical diagnostic information in hand. For example, if we respond to a patient experiencing heart attack symptoms, the paramedic will perform an EKG (Electrocardiogram) and electronically send the results to the receiving hospital for review. Using the most advanced electronic equipment ensures that Harrison EMS is able to remain in constant contact with the attending hospital team that will take over the patient’s care.

Harrison EMS Leadership

Management Team

  • Robert Calandruccio, Executive Director
  • Cindy Mercado, Director of Operations
  • Tiffany Williams, Paramedic Supervisor
  • Jason Stone, Paramedic Supervisor
  • Hector Fuentes, Paramedic Supervisor

Board of Directors

  • Sharif Nesheiwat, Chairman
  • Vincent Straface, Vice Chairman
  • Joseph Stout, Treasurer
  • Dr. Michael Vitti, Board Member
  • Dr. Myung-Ho Lee, Board Member