First Loudonville EMS

Loudonville's EMS squad consisted of Jim Strang, Chuck Getz, Bill Myer, Bus Schneider, Burley Saunier, Dick Paullin.

LOUDONVILLE -- The Loudonville Fire Department has a long and storied history, but it wasn't until the 1950s that the EMS branch was created.

In August of 1952, six members of the Fire Department were trained in the "art of saving lives." The idea originally came to Bus Schneider, Chuck Getz, and Burley Saunier while working the first aid booth at the street fair. They recruited three more members, Dick Paullin, Bill Myer, and Jim Strang to join them.