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, North Bethlehem, Selkirk, Slingerlands, and South Bethlehem.
Delmar-Bethlehem EMS responds to more than 3,300 calls for assistance annually. The agency 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. Approximately 100 volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), Advanced EMTs, paramedics, firefighter drivers, and ambulance drivers use six 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.
Delmar-Bethlehem EMS is supported by a combination of billing revenue and tax funds provided by the Town of Bethlehem Ambulance District.