For more than 75 years, the Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps has provided emergency care to those who visit, live, or work in New Castle. Today’s volunteers are your neighbors–teachers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, parents, and grandparents. CVAC responds to more than 500 calls annually attending to medical emergencies that include everything from falls and illness to motor vehicle accidents. Volunteers respond to a wide variety of 911 calls, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls include at home accidents or illnesses, motor vehicle accidents, and any form of medical emergency in our district. Sometimes the patient may decline the ambulance but most times we transport the patient to an emergency room for further medical care. On some calls, paramedics arrive to assume patient care, and we assist them. To volunteer, no experience or background in emergency care is necessary or required; training is free and provided by CVAC.
The Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps volunteer and career members provide care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Members come from diverse backgrounds and walks of life. EMT classes are offered in neighboring communities in conjunction with the Phelps Pre-Hospital Training Department. First Aid and CPR courses are also taught by our members as needed for anyone interested. Volunteers participate in community events such as parades, standbys at church bazaars and street fairs, make presentations in our schools in addition to the primary responsibility of answering emergency medical care calls.