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Indian Lake Volunteer Ambulance Corps includes (from left) Tim Goliber, Rosemary Goliber, Margaret Fleming, Jean Turner, Kathy Bird, Ruby Boya, Connor Burgess, Paul Blanchard, William LaPrairie and Richard Leonard. (Photo/Pete Klein)

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Indian Lake Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - Updated: 11:18 AM

Indian Lake Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to 188 calls in 2013. Of these, 90 required basic life support while 98 required advanced life support. ILVAC was able to provide all the ALS care except for nine patients. ILVAC began supplying paid staff 24/7 to provide professional care to the community and its visitors as of July 1, 2013.

The corps operates two ambulances, both certified by the State of New York for ALS, which means the squad can staff the rig with at least one person qualified to start an IV, administer drugs, draw bloods, perform advanced airway measures, read electrocardiograms etc. and properly assess patients needing intervention.

Like most other agencies, ILVAC still requires the help of local volunteers to function. ILVAC has volunteer EMTs, aides, drivers and dispatchers. It currently has a shortage in both daytime and nighttime drivers. This is often an overlooked but vitally important position. Without a driver the ambulance is useless.

Anyone interested in becoming a part of ILVAC is invited to stop in for an application. Your time and service will be greatly appreciated by those in need.

     

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