The County of Essex is seeking to develop an EMS Strategic Plan rooted in future-oriented, proactive thinking that anticipates change and adopts both short- and long-term strategies to meet the demands of that change. The comprehensive study performed by CGR and the Essex County EMS Advisory Committee will identify key strategic objectives to produce a Mission Statement, Vision Statements and action plans to achieve the goal of a self-sustaining EMS system that provides excellent service to residents and visitors at the lowest possible cost to the taxpayer.
Essex County is located in the picturesque northeast part of New York State - home to the popular high-peaks of the Adirondack Mountains and former host of the Winter Olympics held at Lake Placid in 1980. The county consists of eighteen towns and covers an approximate area of 1,900 square miles, including substantial wilderness terrain. Just under 40,000 residents call it home, 20% of which are over the age of 65, a growing segment of their population.1