Our Family Helping Your Family
Our family is made of over 100 valued citizens and neighbors who for over 40 years have 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.
With five ambulances, 24 hour coverage, and the newest equipment and technology available, we are able to safely respond, provide care, and transport the over 3,000 patients that we assist each year quicker than ever before.
As leaders in prehospital education, all Emergency Medical Technician 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. This program, which is nearly five years old, has forged a new generation of EMTs that provide medical care and assistance across New York State.
As other volunteer agencies have seen a drop in volunteers, COCVAC has continued to grow with a constant influx of new members. Whether you have 10 years of EMS experience or no years of EMS experience we welcome all those who are interested in becoming a part of our family to apply. And with the addition of our Junior Membership Program, local Middle School and High School students between the ages of 14 and 18 have an opportunity to gain skills and experiences that will last a lifetime.
As political, fiscal, and cultural challenges continue to affect Emergency Medical Services, COCVAC continues to grow and expand. By overcoming these many challenges and taking on new and exciting opportunities, we have ensured that "our family" will continue to "help your family" for decades to come.