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Proudly Serving Since 1974

 

LOOKING BACK TO OUR ROOTS

 

  • On January 1, 1974 NOCA officially became the ambulance service for the Northern Oswego County area. 93 volunteer members served the service area of seven townships.

  • NOCA was temporarily located in the “old” Pulaski Village Garage on Delano Street.

  • On May 23, 1974, volunteers pitched in and built the current building located on Delano St.

  • Thanks to donations, the building was fully paid for at the time of completion. The donations came from individuals and businesses throughout the service area, and included a large donation from the John Ben Snow Foundation

  • NOCA remained a completely volunteer service until the mid-nineties when the first paid employee was hired to respond to calls.

  • The service has remained a volunteer service, but due to state mandated requirements for responding providers, the majority of the staff are compensated professionals.

  • NOCA does have volunteers that serve as Board Members, basic providers, riders and drivers.

 

A GIANT LEAP FORWARD

  • In 2009 NOCA reorganized the Board of Directors and Management with goals to improve community relations; bring financial stability to the organization; improve staffing; update medical equipment; and update the building facility.

  • From 2009 to date, we're proud that all of the goals have been met, and continue to improve!

  • NOCA has a superb medical staff, four new ambulances and has completed a $750,000 building expansion and renovation.

ADVANCED MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Mechanical External Chest Compression Devices called Lucas Devices

  • Power Stretchers

  • Video Laryngoscopes

TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) Certified Paramedics

  • Basic Life Support Training Center for the American Heart Association

  • Samaritan Medical Center training site for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)