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Brockport Volunteer Ambulance Corps shuts down

by Lou Venditti - News Editor
Tue, Nov 28th 2017 09:00 pm

The Brockport Volunteer Ambulance Corps (BVAC) announced on Tuesday, November 21 that it will be ceasing primary service to the Village of Brockport and surrounding towns. The ambulance service served Brockport as the primary ambulance service, as well as secondary service to the towns of Clarkson and Sweden. 

“Many circumstances have lead to the difficult decision to cease EMS operations, including limited call volume, reduced revenue, need to relocate to a new base of operations, and limited available volunteers to support our agency,” the statement read. “BVAC has faithfully served the village as the primary ambulance provider; however with increased constriction of payments recieved from insurers, coupled with the increased reliance on paid career staff and increased overall expenses, the agency is no longer able to support a 24/7 service which is expected.”

In place of the BVAC, Monroe Ambulance will take over as the primary ambulance service for Brockport. Residents are reminded to call 911 for any emergency.

BVAC has been operating in Brockport since the early 1960s. The group was chartered by the village on January 11, 1962 as the Brockport Emergency Relief Squad Ambulance Corps. 

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