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Town of Riverhead

Ambulance Corps

..provides the best pre-hospital emergency care services to the Town of Riverhead

The volunteers of the Riverhead Town Volunteer Ambulance Corps (RTVAC) are here to serve you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our highly trained members unselfishly volunteer their time, talents and energy for the health, safety and well being of their neighbors. We are still 100% volunteer and we take pride in the fact that we can be there for you in your time of need.

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The Riverhead Town Volunteer Ambulance Corps (RTVAC) was founded in 1978 with and initial group of 15 dedicated citizens. It has undergone many exciting changes and now stands as an organization of 72 members who are available to respond to any medical emergency within the Town of Riverhead. We are the only volunteer ambulance corps that is a department of a municipality in New York State. RTVAC is licensed to provide ambulance service to the Township of Riverhead which is an area of approximately 78 square miles and a population of 24,000 and cover all but that area which is overlapped by Wading River Fire Department. For the 1995 calendar year we responded to 1446 calls and the members put in over 3000 man-hours.

General Information

Location: Headquarters - 1111 Osborne Avenue Riverhead, NY 11901 Tel: (631)727-1686 Fax: (631)727-3041

Sub Station - 20 Manor Lane Jamesport, NY 11947 Tel: (631)722-4367

State & County Id: County - Division 6 - Department 6-5-0 State - EMS 05190 - FCC call WDD550

Members of: Suffolk County ambulance Chiefs Association Riverhead Emergency Preparedness Committee North Fork Rescue Squad Association Riverhead Chiefs Council Riverhead Country Fair Committee.

The members of Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. offer their prayers, sympathy, and condolences to all of the victims, rescuers and their families who have suffered as a result of all actions against the United States of America on September 11, 2001.  In response to this national tradedy, the Riverhead Ambulance Corps members have pledged ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to assist the families of their fellow Emergency Medical Services personnel seriously injured, disabled or killed as a result of the World Trade Center attack and collapse.

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation formed in 1978 and incorporated in 1996.    It's 85 volunteer members answer approximately 2000 calls for emergency medical assistance each year from residents and visitors to the Riverhead Town Ambulance District, located in Riverhead, Long Island, New York.


EMT-P 0 EMT-CC 7 EMT-D 32 CFR 0 CPR 18 Life members 15


Ambulances: 6-5-16 Advance Life Support Equipped (ALS) 6-5-17 ALS 6-5-18 ALS 6-5-19 ALS

First Responder Vehicle: 6-5-80 Semi-automatic Defib Equipped


Regular monthly membership meetings 1st Thursday of each month.

Regular monthly training meetings 3rd Thursday of each month.

Membership information

We are always looking for volunteers who wish to contribute totheir community.

Membership requirements include; 1. A desire to help the community. 2. Be at least 18 years of age. 3. Be willing to commit a minimum of 6 hours a week to respond to calls. 4. Be available to attend monthly membership and training meetings.

Some benefits of membership: 1. A feeling of satisfaction and joy when you help someone in need. 2. Becoming a member of an organization and meeting new friends and contacts. 3. We provide basic training and will pay for most other EMS training courses. 4. Plus other incentives such as social gatherings, uniforms, and comradery.

For membership information or an application please write to:

Membership Information Riverhead Town VAC 200 Howell Avenue Riverhead, NY 11901

Be prepared to give the dispatcher the following info:

1. Name 2. Address 3. Description of Emergency

DO NOT HANG UP - wait for an acknowledgment of your report.


Stay Calm

Don't move someone who is hurt unless they are in
 Keep them warm and comfortable.

Make it easy for us to find you. Mark your location
with a bright cloth or lights, or send someone to meet us.


If you would like further information on becoming a member of RTVAC, please call 727-3200 ext. 385. We will gladly answer any questions you may have.

Remember:A flashing "Green Light" means a volunteer is
responding to an emergency call. Please remember to yield the
right of way.