About New Windsor Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Since NWVAC resumed operations in February 2006, it has reestablished itself as a premier ambulance service. Following are some of NWVAC’s recent noteworthy achievements:
- NWVAC is the official ambulance service of the Town of New Windsor and responds to all emergency and non-emergency medical requests.
- On January 1, 2009, NWVAC became a paramedic level agency. NWVAC now staffs highly trained paramedics 24/7 and no longer relies on commercial services to back up its ambulances.
- In 2009, NWVAC responded to over 2400 calls for assistance with an average response time of less than six minutes.
- NWVAC is the first volunteer ambulance service in the Hudson Valley to go wireless! Pre-hospital care reports are now transmitted directly to the hospital and the Department of Health. Patient information is saved on a secure server. Additionally, the laptops we carry provide reference information for certain medical emergencies.
- NWVAC transports patients home from the hospital and to other area hospitals. Please contact our dispatch center at 845-565-3320 to make arrangements.
- NWVAC members can now administer Aspirin to a patient who may be having a heart attack. This is in addition to the Albuterol and Epinephrine that NWVAC already carries.
- In 2007, NWVAC became the first ambulance corps to carry carboxy hemoglobin meters. These units can detect the amount of carbon monoxide a patient has been exposed to. Based on that reading, proper care can be administered to the patient.
- In 2007, NWVAC started a Special Operations Team. Learn more…
- NWVAC paramedics can perform many life saving procedures such as cardiac defibrillation, cardiac pacing, CPAP and much more. They can also perform 12 lead EKG’s, start IV’s and administer a wide range of life saving cardiac and respiratory medications.
- NWVAC paramedics can perform Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI), a life saving procedure which requires additional training above the normal paramedic curriculum. During RSI, medications are given to sedate and paralyze a patient so a breathing tube can be inserted to open the patient’s airway. These medications are the same medications anesthesiologist give to patients in the operating room. Paramedics must be able to show competence in their abilities to perform skills prior to being authorized to perform RSI.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about our services, please contact us.
New Windsor Volunteer Ambulance is New York State Certified. View our Ambulance Service Certificate (PDF format).