In our first year, the Port Jervis Lions Volunteer Ambulance answered 153 calls, now our ambulances are requested to respond to over 2,000 calls for help each year. Our ambulances are certified by the New York State Dept. of Health and licensed by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health. This requires each vehicle and healthcare provider to meet the requirements of both New York and Pennsylvania.
The Port Jervis Volunteer Ambulance Corp, Inc. is a non-profit organization. We staff our ambulances with both paid staff and volunteers. We receive no tax money, our funding comes from insurance billing and the generous donations of our community.
As well as providing emergency ambulance service to the community the Port Jervis Volunteer Ambulance Corp. also covers many of our area's special events including parades, football games, festivals, the annual 5K and 10K races, and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
Membership is free, there are no dues, and training is provided.
Interested in becoming a member or in employment? Complete a membership application or apply for a paid position on line via the links above. Contact President Robert Launt, Captain Roger Morgan, or Operations Manager George Ewings at (845) 856-3033 with any questions.
The Port Jervis Volunteer Ambulance Corp., Inc. has been in existence for over 58 years, starting as The Port Jervis Lions Volunteer Ambulance Corp. on April 22, 1958. The corp. started with a converted hearse, donated by E. Arthur Gray. Today, the Port Jervis Volunteer Ambulance Corp., Inc., provides basic life support emergency services to not only the City of Port Jervis but also to the Town of Deerpark and the Boro of Matamoras, PA. We are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
This page was last updated: January 13, 2017
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