Harpur’s Ferry utilizes a John Deere Gator with a med bed for all terrain patient extrication, and a Special Operations trailer to mobilize the gator and MCI equipment. The Trailer is also used as a mobile command post for prolonged incidents and special events.
As Harpur’s Ferry is 100% volunteer and many calls are covered by off duty personnel, Personally Owned Vehicles (POVs) are often a part of our responses. Members responding off duty with their vehicles may operate a green courtesy light to hasten their response to the scene or station. Some of our medics have their vehicles certified by New York State as Emergency Ambulance Service Vehicles (EASVs). These vehicles operate with red lights and sirens and are equipped with medical equipment as dictated by NYS. These vehicles hold the same authority as any other police/fire/emergency vehicle when responding in emergency mode
7661 is a John Deere Gator equipped with a med-bed modification. This vehicle can extricate patients while they are under the care of an EMT or Medic in order to safely and quickly move them to an ambulance for transport. 7661 is equipped with BLS equipment.
The Special Operations Trailer deploys with one of our flycars for prolonged incidents, mass casualty incidents, and special events.
EMTs can operate green courtesy lights in their vehicles for off duty response. AEMT-CCs and Paramedics can operate red lights and sirens if their vehicles are certified by NYS DOH as EASVs.