"Our family helping your family"
For over 40 Years Personnel from Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps has provided medical care and assistance to the communities in and around the towns, villages, and hamlets of Westmoreland, Kirkland, Whitestown, New Hartford, Rome, and Vernon.
Our family is made up of over 100 valued citizens and neighbors who reside inside and outside of our district, whose backgrounds include students, teachers, office workers, chefs, nurses, and flight medics. Through the commitment to provide the best possible care, we have ensured that there is 24 hour coverage at our headquarters so that whenever your family has an emergency help will arrive.
With four ambulances equipped with the newest equipment and technology available, we are able to safely respond, provide care, and inform the hospital quicker than ever before. Working closely with Police and Fire agencies throughout our district COCVAC received nearly 3,500 calls in 2013 and are on our way to break that number in 2014.
Over the past few years, due to our desire for knowledge and professionalism, COCVAC has become a leader in EMS education within the Midsate EMS Region. Our classroom is continually filled with new EMS Providers attaining their EMT Certifications and old EMTs learning new skills. Since the beginning of 2011, due to our leadership in education, all EMT-Basic Students within Oneida, Madison, and Herkimer counties conduct a 10 hour Ambulance Rotation at our Agency to attain "hands on" EMS experience prior to graduating from their class.
As fiscal and political challenges and changes continue to affect Emergency Medical Services, COCVAC continues to meet the needs of the communities within Central Oneida County. Through the drive to provide the best possible care, the use of the newest technology and equipment, and our leadership in EMS Education we have ensured that "our family" will continue to "help your family" for the next 40 Years to come.