CPR training available to the public at our facility. Peekskill Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps holds CPR classes every first Thursday of each month.
We are currently looking for funding for our new life saving piece of equipment.
Out with the old. In with the new!
75B1 was recently placed into service here at Peekskill VAC. This new 2019 Ford F550 replaced our 9 year old, 4x4 ambulance. This ambulance has plenty of space for all of our equipment we carry plus some! However, the more important aspect of this ambulance is the safety features!
1st - The rear of this ambulance is equipped with Horton Occupant Protection System (HOPS). This consist of Rolltek airbags, multi-density foam upholstery, crash bolsters, and HOPS seatbelts. The HOPS four-point, four-retractor seat belt and vest operates with a single click which allows for a quick buckle or release when in any situation. The vests ensures proper placement of the seatbelt, adding an additional layer of safety and support.
2nd - This unit is also equipped with a bird's eye view camera system. The camera system includes four ultra-wide-angle cameras that covers every side of the ambulance. The calibrated cameras capture all of the surrounding area, including the blind spots of the vehicle and stitch them together for a birds eye view.
3rd - There are various Emergency LEDs throughout the ambulance including on the siderails, and interior of the doors. This allows our vehicle to have even greater visual for the sides when proceeding through intersections or when we have a door open to take out equipment. Furthermore, this is our first ambulance to have lights shine downwards on the floor when we open cabinets at nighttime. This is a great safety feature that illuminates the immediate area so we can ensure we do not get injured on any uneven pavement.
We are extremely happy with this new Ambulance and look forward to the many years having it in service.
Peekskill VAC will now be selling these PINK BREAST CANCER AWARENESS PATCHES
All proceeds of these patches will be donated to a local breast cancer charity at the end of October.
To purchase one of these patches you can reach out to Captain William Koch at (914) 774-2928 to set up a time to meet at our headquarters and purchase a patch for $10.00. Hurry and get yours today as we are only selling a limited quantity of these special patches!
June 9, 2019
It was a busy month for our volunteers in May! For the month of May our volunteers answered 329 Emergencies! This number may be a record call volume for us here at Peekskill VAC but none the less that comes to about 10-11 emergencies per day.
Throughout the month of May there were numerous times in which we had two and even three ambulances ready to roll at headquarters at all different times during the day. This means we had volunteers in our headquarters awaiting for the "tones to drop". At one point we had 13 Volunteers in headquarters signed in and pulling duty ready to respond!
There were only 5 times last month in which we required mutual aid to respond and commit to emergencies in the city which is extremely low especially for the call volume.
We would like to thank all of our dedicated Volunteers who have made this possible! These men and women are truly the best there is!
We are always looking for more volunteers and if you are interested in joining our VAC you can easily fill out an application online at our website www.pcvac.org If you find yourself with time to volunteer and looking to assist your community then head on over to our website!
Peekskill Volunteer Ambulance Corps is Featured in a Peekskill Herald Article!
September 2, 2019
Back-to-school season is here! 🚌
It's important to stop for all school buses that are stopped with their lights flashing - in all lanes and even in parking lots. Keep our kids safe.
An incredibly important message! It is back to school season. Remember to look out for our children and stop for all school buses with their stop signs, red lights or “bars” activated! Also be sure to look out for pedestrians in crosswalks. There are many children that walk to school here in Peekskill and we must remain vigilant at all times when driving.
Be sure to leave the house early to get to work. With buses on the roadway it will be making some commutes longer. Avoid rushing yourself by waking up the extra 15 minutes early to beat any added traffic.
Let’s have a safe commute for all individuals whether you are driving or walking.
July 24, 2019
We would like to debut our new agency patches to the public! Over the next few weeks we will be phasing our our older patches and incorporate these new patches equipped with Velcro(this way we can change patches for certain months).
The patch has a similar outline as our previous patch with the American flag background and the “Peekskill Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps” lettering. We then choose an iconic landmark, Fleischmann Pier, in the City of Peekskill to be featured on our patch. What is that weird shape around the Pier? That is actually an outline of the City of Peekskill! Finally we added a touch of EMS to the patch and incorporated a heart rhythm to go across the patch and a star of life on the bottom.
We would like to thank Mark Smith and his team at The Emblem Authority for their hard work in making this happen!
*Unfortunately at this time our patches are not for sale to the public.”