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Tuxedo Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. (TVAC) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide ambulance service and first aid to residents or people passing through the town of Tuxedo, Village of Tuxedo Park, sections of the State Parks and the adjacent sections of the NYS Thruway bordering our town. TVAC currently has approximately 26 members, comprised of residents from each of our town’s “neighborhoods.” About half of those members are considered “riding” members and the other half are “social” members, serving on such committees as; fundraising, membership, social, etc. In addition, TVAC has an active Junior Corps for young adults between the ages of 15 and 18 years.

TVAC handles approximately 35-40 calls per month, or roughly 450 calls per year. The town of Tuxedo employs the services of Rockland Paramedic Services (RPS) for a 24 hour paramedic who is on call at TVAC headquarters at all times. Supporting that service are the volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians, Certified First Responders and Drivers with CPR training. Riding members are issued a two-way radio so they can receive the emergency page from Tuxedo police headquarters. While the RPS paramedic responds immediately from TVAC headquarters, the volunteers on call meet at the building and dispatch the ambulance, readying themselves for the situation. Constant communication from police dispatch gives the emergency responders a description of the scene and an idea of what to expect upon arrival. Once on-scene, the volunteers assist the paramedic in treating the patient(s) and determine the need for transport to the hospital or, when necessary, the call for a StatFlight helicopter. All of Tuxedo’s emergency services (Fire, Police and EMS) work together in a coordinated response in these situations.

TVAC is always looking for new members who feel they can serve the residents of our town and those traveling through it. Social members can help on any of our committees by giving their time supporting our annual Fundraiser, community outreach, or maintenance of our facilities. Those interested in driving will need to be 18 years old with a good driving record. A driver training and probationary program are the next steps, along with CPR certification. Anyone interested may stop by the headquarters at 1 Contractors Road for an application or contact any of the officers below.

Civil Officers
President: John Kilduff
Vice President: Ed Mattes
Treasurer:Andy Coyle
Secretary: Diane Petrosky
Line Officers
Captain Lesley De Vore
First Lieutenant Kim Stevens
Second Lieutenant Melba Alfonso

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