Become a Member of DVAC
EMT's / Drivers / Assistants / Support Members
Be a hero to someone in your community today.
Take up the challenge and become an EMT, a Driver or an Assistant.
Many people are unaware that Duanesburg’s fire and EMS response is primarily provided by volunteers. The Corps’ daytime response is staffed by career staff who work right alongside our volunteers. Year after year, men and women like you and your neighbors provide a valuable service to our community when needed most. If it were not for the sacrifices of these fine individuals many calls for help would go unanswered and many lives would be lost.
For nearly 50 years, the Corps has worked diligently to provide a professional EMS service to our community. Come join us now and help continue the tradition of neighbor helping neighbor.
Junior Members Needed
In addition to needing regular members, the Corps accepts Junior members at the age of sixteen. If you know a teen who would like to participate in a fun and rewarding program, please encourage that teen to apply now. Many Junior members go on to pursue rewarding full time careers with the training they receive as a member of the Corps.
What is expected of you?
As a new medical member of DVAC, you will be asked to complete a CPR Certification course. If you want to be an EMT, you will need to acquire New York State Certification or to maintain a current certification. (This is provided to the medical members at no cost). If you want to ride and provide aid but not be certified as an EMT, you will only need CPR certification and a knowledge of what supplies and equipment are available in the ambulance to be help the EMT when needed. Drivers will be required to complete our comprehensive driver training program to learn how to properly drive an ambulance under both emergency and non-emergency situations. Drivers will also be trained in how to communicate to Dispatch the needs of the Crew Chief. Drivers also need a full understanding of the medical equipment carried in the ambulance and how to deploy it to an emergency scene.
What is expected of Support members?
- To attend 25% of monthly meetings held the second Tuesday of each month.
- Participate in no less than 10 hours per year assisting at DVAC functions (including fundraisers and special events).
What do you get in return?
- Free Training
- Access to all Facilities
- Free Hall use once a year
- New York State EMS $200 tax deduction (After 1 year of Service)
- Schenectady County property Tax Credit (After 5 years of service)
- Respect and Appreciation
- The feeling that you get when you know that you were able to help someone in their greatest time of need, which will stay with you for the rest of your life.
If you would like to learn more please contact us here.