The Tuxedo Volunteer Ambulance Corps is a New York State Certified Ambulance Corps, covering about a 50 square mile district which includes the Town of Tuxedo, Village of Tuxedo Park, Southfields, Arden, Sterling Forest, Eagle Valley, parts of the Town of Warwick, Harriman State Park and the NYS Thruway from mile marker 35.5 to 43.3.
The Corps averages 500 calls a year, which works out to about 40 to 50 per month. The building houses Medic 31 our full time paramedic who responds to all emergency calls with TVAC by fly car (shown above). Our Corps Medical Director is Dr. Dennis Mao. Dr. Mao has helped TVAC set up a Pilot CME program for our EMTs to make it easier to recertify and has been helping TVAC grow its membership.
TVAC currently operates 2 BLS (Basic Life Support) ambulances (953/954, shown below), which are stocked with the latest equipment approved by the New York State Department of Health, including Albuterol and Epi-Pens. TVAC has 25 active riding members and 10 social members, as well as many JR Corps members. About 50% of our active riding members are NYS Certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). All active riding members have minimum certifications of CPR and First Aid.