VolunteeringLooking for a way to give back to your community in a positive way? You can become a volunteer with Penn Yan Ambulance.
Our volunteers respond to emergencies requiring an ambulance. As volunteers, they go through an in-house training process where they learn about the ambulance equipment, supplies, and radios. In addition, our volunteers attend driver training, EMT-basic class, if needed, and other training as needed.
To become a volunteer with PYAVAC:Call the Ambulance Corps. at (315)-536-2714 and request to apply for membership.Pick up an application at the business office – call ahead for hours (315)-536-2714.PYAVAC Business Office is located at 353 Main Street in Penn Yan, on the corner of Main Street and North Ave.
Application Process:Submit ApplicationBackground CheckInterviewBoard vote Training Levels There are many levels of training that can be reached at Penn Yan Ambulance.Driver: Drives the Ambulances to scenes and transports patients as well as crew members to receiving destinations. Drivers may assist medics on the scene.
Certified First Responder: Assesses the safety of the scene, gains access to the patient, and assesses the extent of injury or illness. Communicates with dispatchers requesting additional assistance or services as necessary. Determines the nature of illness or injury. Visually inspects for medical identification emblems to aid in care. Uses prescribed techniques and equipment to provide patient care. Provides additional emergency care following established protocols. Reports information gathered about the patient’s emergency and care rendered to the EMT or AEMT in charge of an ambulance crew on scene. Assists with lifting, carrying and properly loading the patient into the ambulance.
EMT-Basic: Must demonstrate competency in the assessment of a patient, handling emergencies using Basic Life Support equipment and techniques. Must be able to perform CPR, control bleeding, provide non-invasive treatment of hypoperfusion, stabilize/immobilize injured bones and the spine, manage environmental emergencies and emergency childbirth. Must be able to use a semi-automatic defibrillator. Must be able to assist patients with self-administration or administer emergency medications as described in state and local protocol.
AEMT: Must demonstrate competency in all EMT-B skills and equipment usage. Must be able to provide Advanced Life Support using intravenous therapy, defibrillator, and advanced airway adjuncts to control the airway in case of respiratory and cardiac arrest.
EMT-Critical Care: Must demonstrate competency in all EMT-B skills and equipment usage. Must be able to provide Advanced Life Support using the AEMT-Intermediate skills and equipment. Must be able to administer appropriate medications.
EMT-Paramedic: Must be capable of utilizing all EMT-B and AEMT-intermediate skills and equipment. Must be able to perform under Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) standards. Must be knowledgeable and competent in the use of a cardiac monitor/defibrillator and intravenous drugs and fluids. The EMT-Paramedic has reached the highest level of pre-hospital care certification.
Drivers: must be at least 18 years old, have and maintain a valid driver’s license, complete CPR for the Professional Rescuer and successfully complete either a Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course or Emergency Vehicle Operations Course.
Certified First Responders: must be at least 16 years old and successfully complete a NY State Certified First Responders course. CPR for the Professional Rescuer is part of the class curriculum.
Emergency Medical Technicians – Basic, Intermediate, Critical Care and Paramedic: must be at least 18 years old and successfully complete the appropriate NYS Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, Intermediate, Critical Care or Paramedic courses. CPR for the Professional Rescuer is part of the class curriculum.