Some history on the former Albany EMS:
It was founded in May of 1975 by local volunteers who initiated the service for fear of losing local ambulance service as state laws began prohibiting Funeral homes from continuing the practice without training. Ed Rust of Rust Funeral Home offered the volunteers a 1969 Cadillac Hearst/Ambulance to get started, with a deal that it was theirs to keep if they could stay in service for 6 months.
Albany EMS was the oldest independent EMS department in Delaware County. 5 times in the departments history it was named the “State of Indiana’s BLS Provider of the year”, awarded with both the “Striving for Excellence Award” as well as the “Public Relations Award”. Albany EMS had been in operation for 44 years, non-stop, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year as of their closing in 2019. Thank you to all of the volunteers, board members and paid employees who worked to keep Albany EMS open for the residents of Albany for 44 years.