Type of Work: Emergency Services

Volunteering as an EMT in Saranac Lake

Mary Brown volunteered for Saranac Lake Rescue as an EMT for 21 years, starting in 1993. She also served on the board for six years. Now that she says she’s aged out of being an EMT, she still volunteers around the space doing odd jobs, from helping with fundraising to legislative work.

Forest Ranger Chris Kostoss in Wilmington

Forest Ranger Chris Kostoss in Wilmington

Forest Ranger Chris Kostoss with a ranger vehicle. Kostoss supervises forest rangers for the High Peaks Wilderness Area. Wilmington, NY. 2018. Photo courtesy of Andy Flynn. Read the full North Country at Work story here.

Firefighters outside the Berkeley Hotel in Saranac Lake

Firefighters outside the Berkeley Hotel in Saranac Lake

A group of firefighters outside the Berkeley Hotel. Despite their best efforts, they were unable to save the hotel, which met the same fiery end as most of the major hotels in Saranac Lake. Date unknown. Saranac Lake, NY. Courtesy of the Saranac Lake Free Library.