Our family is made up of over 100 valued citizens and neighbors who since 1970 have provided prompt and professional medical care in both emergency and non-emergency settings to the communities in and around the towns, villages, and hamlets of Augusta, Kirkland, Marshal, New Hartford, Rome, Sangerfield, Vernon, Westmoreland,and Whitestown. With three stations, 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 gain "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.
East South Street, Clark Mills
In October of 1976 COCVAC moved to our current headquarters building on East South Street in Clark Mills. The original garage, next to St. Mark's Episcopal Church on White Street in Clark Mills, still exists today. After expansions in 1983, 1998, and 2009, COCVAC's Headquarters consists of full crew quarters, administrative offices, classrooms, and four ambulances.
Whitesboro Fire House
Beginning in 2015, COCVAC began operating a second station in the Village of Whitesboro. Located in the Whitesboro Fire Department, Station 2, consists of full crew quarters on the second floor with one ambulance housed in the Fire Departments Bay.
Town of Marshal DPW
In 2017, Waterville and Oriskany Falls Volunteer Ambulance Corps merged with COCVAC resulting in an expansion into southern Oneida County. In partnership with the Town of Marshal, we have established Station 3 at the Towns DPW Site consisting of full crew quarters, one ambulance, and an ALS Fly Car.