Since its inception in 1985, Empress has made a firm commitment to the development of Emergency Medical Services and quality after care transportation in New York State. Empress has concentrated it’s efforts towards providing state-of-the-art patient care in a personal and compassionate manner. A personal approach to doing business has proven to be successful as evidenced by a reputation that is unparalleled in the region.
Empress is based in the City of Yonkers, New York which is bordered by New York City to the south, the City of Mt Vernon to the east and the Village of Hastings to the north. Empress provides 9-1-1 emergency medical response to Yonkers with additional mutual aid response to neighboring communities. Additionally, Empress has emergency and non-emergency response contracts throughout Westchester County with districts, hospitals, correctional institutions and private care facilities.
Our staff of over 200 personnel is of the highest caliber in the industry. Our 24-hour communications center houses one the most advanced computer aided systems in the region. Providing preventative maintenance and repair, our full service, factory trained fleet maintenance facility ensures mechanically sound vehicles.
In the development, implementation, and operation of a multi-faceted care and transportation system, Empress offers unique abilities, resources, and proven performance. Our highest priority is the well being of friends and neighbors in the community. Through our dedicated staff and experienced management team, we continue to raise the standards in the ambulance care workplace and demonstrate why so many lives are riding on us.
Lenore Minerva, CEO
Michael Minerva, Senior Vice President
Daniel Minerva, Vice President
Matthew Minerva, Vice President
Daryn J. Baia, Paramedic, Director
Captain Scott Holland, EMT, Operations
Captain Michael Jefferies, Paramedic, Special Operations Divison
Captain Marcel Cekuta, Paramedic, Operations
Lieutenant Brian Stevens, Paramedic, Supervisor
Lieutenant Toni Ann Scherer, Paramedic, Supervisor
Lieutenant Michael Blecker, Paramedic, Supervisor
Sergeant Sheri Baia, EMT, QA/QI
Sergeant Christopher King, EMT, Support Services