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CONTRIBUTING TO THE HEALTH & SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY SINCE 1939

For three generations of the Kunkel family, Kunkel Ambulance has supported the public health and safety of residents in the Mohawk Valley, raising the standards of clinical care in medical transportation. Every Kunkel ambulance is staffed with highly skilled, certified paramedics and EMTs trained in critical life-saving protocols. Our ambulances are equipped with the latest technology, including Zoll cardiac monitoring systems. We work closely with local hospitals and health-care facilities to care for our patients, communicating with emergency departments before our ambulances arrive. Kunkel Ambulance joined the Priority family of companies in 2014 and is proud to be part of a national leader in EMS.




COMPANY HISTORY

  • 1939
    Founder Kenneth J. Kunkel started Kunkel Ambulance out of his home on West Street in Utica with one ambulance.
  • 1960
    Second generation Jack Kunkel joins with his father as manager. The service now has two ambulances.
  • 1980s
    Company becomes a full paramedic service and fleet increases to eight ambulances.
  • 1983
    Kenneth retires and company is now owned by Jack Kunkel. The fleet grows to six ambulances. Employment grows. Company moves location from a home garage to a large commercial building centrally located in the City of Utica.
  • 2014
    Kunkel Ambulance joins the Priority Ambulance family of companies.

Service Area

Kunkel Ambulance provides 911-emergency and nonemergency ambulance services in the City of Utica
and Oneida County in the Mohawk Valley of Upstate New York. We also provided mutual aid services
to a large portion of Oneida and Herkimer counties.

Corporate Values

Trust built with communities, medical facility partners, patients and employees is at the heart of our company. We build that trust by infusing into every aspect our core values of S.A.F.E – Safe. Accountable. Friendly. Efficient. When we deliver on our core values, our customers experience the key attributes of service and quality care that present as our employees being professional, courteous and on-time. The consistent delivery of this service over time builds the trust of our community members and customers that is essential to our success as a member of the Priority Ambulance family of companies.

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LEADERSHIP TEAM


VINNY FARAONEDIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Chad SmithASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
ANTHONY ARRIGOFIELD SUPERVISOR
DANIEL ROBACKFIELD SUPERVISOR
ROSALIE LAMPHEREFIELD SUPERVISOR
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Meet the Priority Ambulance Family of Companies

For three consecutive years, the Priority Ambulance family of
companies has earned a ranking on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America. We’re proud to be counted among the nation’s top growers, achieving three-year revenue growth of 184% to qualify for the 2019 ranking period. Only one in four companies that make the Inc. 5000 list are recognized multiple years. We are honored and will continue to pursue growth through exceptional service delivery and patient care for years to come.

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