|GLENDALE VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS.
NYC OEM COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM
SERVING THE GLENDALE COMMUNITY SINCE 1973
The Emergency Medical Services (“EMS”) as
we know it today began with the passing of
the 1966 National Highway Safety Act. This
established the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) within the
Department of Transportation to set standards for prehospital care on a national
In 1973 with the passing of the EMS Systems Act, funding and research began in
emergency techniques and methodologies that lead to the system that is in
place today. The DOT estimates that the EMS system provides treatment and
transportation for between 25 – 30 million patients per year at a cost of over $5
The personnel that make up an ambulance corps must undertake a wide range
of training at various levels to perform a wide variety of jobs and tasks to assist
the public. Specifically, here at Glendale Volunteer Ambulance Corps (“GVAC”),
to be a driver you must be certified in emergency vehicle operations, CPR, and
First Aid. To be qualified as an EMT takes over a hundred hours of training.
This does not include all the additional hours spent taking the required
continual medical educations credits (“CME”) that EMTs must have to maintain
their certification levels.
You may be asking yourself why the lengthy dissertation on EMS. To let you,
the community know that to be an ambulance corps, it takes time, dedication,
and money to provide the ultimate level of care for all patients. Here at GVAC,
the highest level of patient care is our top and only priority. We here at GVAC
believe this goal is our mandate and through our commitment to continuous
training and education we can serve you, the people of our community.
8000 Cooper AVENUE
GLENDALE, NY 11385
P.O. BOX 863991
RIDGEWOOD, NY 11386
|THE GLENDALE VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS WILL BE
CLOSING ITS DOORS UNLESS THE COMMUNITY CAN HELP.
40 YEARS OF SERVICE,
HELP US...HELP YOU