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since September 10, 2006
In our first year, the Port Jervis Lions Volunteer Ambulance answered 153 calls, now our ambulances are requested to respond to over 1,500 calls for help each year. Our BLS ambulances are certified by the New York State Dept. of Health and licensed by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health. This requires each ambulance to be fully supplied to meet the specifications of both NY and PA. Our EMT's are also certified in both states. Our paramedic unit is currently certified by the New York State Dept. of Health.
The Port Jervis Volunteer Ambulance Corp, Inc. is a non-profit organization. We receive no tax money, we operate on donations and insurance billing. We staff our ambulances with both paid staff and volunteers.
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? Contact President Robert Launt or Captain Lincoln VanHorn at (845) 856-3033. Interested in becoming part of our paid staff? Contact one of our supervisors via the contact us link.
The Port Jervis Volunteer Ambulance Corp., Inc. has been in existence for 54 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., operates three basic life support ambulances covering the City of Port Jervis, The Town of Deerpark, and the Boro of Matamoras, Pa. an area of approximately 75 square miles with 20,000 residents. We also are now providing paramedic service with two first response vehicles to our residents in the City of Port Jervis and the Town of Deerpark.
This page was last updated: March 16, 2013
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