Sullivan County Museum to Host New EMS Exhibit: May 2022

Celebrating EMS Week
by John Conway

HURLEYVILLE, May 2022—Myron Gittell says he always likes to know the history of any undertaking in which he is involved.
“That’s just the way I am,” he says.
So, it follows that Mr. Gittell would have become well versed in the history of ambulances and emergency services while spending 18 years of his life working in that field. He has owned ambulances, published books about their history, and put together exhibits paying homage to those who rode on them.
Now, as a longtime member of the Board of Directors of the Sullivan County Historical Society, he is spearheading a new exhibit at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville to commemorate EMS Week.
Mr. Gittell says the exhibit will “feature a display on the history of EMS and pre-hospital care, to include videos, artifacts, photos, books, magazines, newspapers and your stories to help tell this often overlooked chapter of Emergency Medical Services.”
“We are putting some history into the future of EMS,” he says.
The exhibit will run from May 15 thru May 21 at the Museum, located at 265 Main Street. Mr. Gittell says he is still sourcing material to be included in the displays. He says anyone willing to loan items for the exhibit should contact him by email at or by phone at 845 428-3111.
For more information about the EMS exhibit, call the Sullivan County Museum 845 434-8044.
Mr. Gittell encourages people to “bring their memories and memorabilia.”
“There will be plenty to see,” he says.