PVRS held a joint training with lifeguards at Postwood Park in Hannawa Falls. The training simulated a water search and rescue. Both teams were able to practice their respective rescue skills. More importantly the joint training allowed the two teams to practice working with each other increasing joint effectiveness.

Open House

Between October 2015 and September 2016 Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad responded to over 1831 calls.  These include responses to accidents, medical emergencies, and the provision of skilled transportation of hospitalized patients who need to be brought to another facility.  PVRS also offers medical support at community events such as high school football and college hockey games.  Most people are simply familiar with the sight of the ambulance driving down the road, or perhaps by having  the need to ride in it as our patient or with a loved one.  The members of Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad would like to invite the community to an Open House on Saturday, July 15 between 11a – 2p.  This a wonderful opportunity to meet and get to know the volunteer members of PVRS who respond to emergency medical calls in our community.  The Squad’s ambulances, extrication truck, and “fly car” will be on display.  Members will be available to offer tours of the station, including the garage bays, dispatch area, member lounge, and dorms.  Please join us and see “behind the scenes” of one of Potsdam’s valuable community organizations!

The success of PVRS depends on dedicated members of the community who give their time in this service. We would like to invite  individuals who are, or might be, interested in learning more about the squad to visit, possibly sign up for an observational “ride along” during a shift, or complete an application to become a member to come to the Open House.  This is a great opportunity  to ask questions and get more information about joining.

Scrap Metal Donations

Potsdam Rescue will be collecting scrap metal donations on

April 18th, 2014 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

April 19th, 2014 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

We will collect Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Stainless Steel, Tin, Electric motors, Lead, Wheel Weights, Lead Batteries, Sealed Units/Compressors, Non PCB Ballasts, etc.

Please NO garbage.

The container will be in the rescue squad parking lot.

The proceeds will go towards helping Potsdam Rescue raise money for new equipment, training, administrative costs, rescue gear, etc. !!!

There will be help available.
Thank you very much for your support!!!

Update: Thank you to everyone who came down and gave a donation.

Potsdam Rescue was recently part of a multi-agency training. The training focused on an MCI which included surrounding mutual aide from Potsdam Fire, Canton Rescue, Norfolk Rescue, West Potsdam Fire, Parishville Rescue, Colton Rescue, Madrid Rescue and Potsdam Police. The scenario was a two car motor vehicle accident with 8 patients and one pedestrian trapped under a vehicle.