Schenectady, N.Y. â€“ An accidentally-set fire destroyed a Schenectady apartment building in March 2015, killing four and leaving more than 60 people homeless and possession less. The local community responded immediately with an outpouring of support and donations. Mohawk Ambulance ServiceÂ employees, along with local agencies and community members, filled two ambulances with clothing, food, sundries, and various household items to donate to neighbors who lost everything in the fire.
James P. McPartlon, III, Vice President for Mohawk said: We are more than willing to help our community and the victims of the fire get back on their feet. We express our sincere condolences to those affected by this tragedy.
The items were delivered to the Salvation Army, which in conjunction with the Red Cross, assisted the displaced victims. The five-story building was deemed a total loss and demolished days after the fire. Investigators determined the fire originated in a fourth floor apartment.
Mohawk Ambulanceâ€™s location on State Street in Albany is less than a mile from the site of the fire.
About Mohawk Ambulance Service:
Founded in 1964, Mohawk Ambulance Service is the largest, privately-owned ambulance service in upstate New York. With 38 ambulances and emergency response vehicles, Mohawk Ambulance Service provides Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support services to the counties of Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Saratoga. Mohawk Ambulance Service employs more than 250 New York State Certified Emergency Medical Technicians, Critical Care Technicians and Paramedics ready to provide the highest quality of emergency medical care. For more information, please visit https://mohawkambulanceservice.com/.