Established in 1947, Ramapo Valley Ambulance Corps or better known as RVAC, was the first Volunteer Ambulance corps in the town of Ramapo. Although the area has undergone much change in the 70+ years of RVAC's existence, the purpose of the organization has remained the same; to provide the best pre-hospital care possible to our community. RVAC currently has 5 ambulances and 1 flag car, allowing our volunteers to provide emergency care at the EMT-B level and higher.
Measuring in at approximately 34.5 square miles, RVAC covers the largest area Rockland County. The NYS thruway, Kakiat state park along with the communities of Airmont, Montebello, Suffern, Hillburn and Wesley Hills are just some of the areas covered by Ramapo Valley. Corresponding to our large coverage area, our population (as of the 2000 census) is 40,142. This accounts for the growing number of calls that have been received, with 2019 approaching 3,000.
Because RVAC is a not-for-profit, Volunteer organization we are constantly looking for new members. Positions as EMT-B's, Drivers, CPR instructors and Youth-Corp members are always available. RVAC also needs the community's help in supplementing our budget with donations. these donations allow us to offer extra classes to the community and procure state of the art equipment for our volunteers.
Ramapo Valley Ambulance Corporation’s is committed to the mission of providing the services necessary to fulfill our commitment to the Rockland community and its environs through a high level of quality emergency care including rapid response for emergency medical and mass casualty Incidents.