Our History

The Dobbs Ferry Volunteer Ambulance Corps was founded in 1962 as the need for emergency medical services (EMS) grew in our small village. Stemming from the Dobbs Ferry Community Hospital's historical ambulance service, DFVAC purchased its first ambulance from the hospital as the hospital based service ceased to exist. The founding members envisioned a community run, volunteer based service which would spring into action when a member of the community was in distress.

As the years passed, DFVAC purchased a second ambulance and recruited more members in order to keep up with an increasing amount of calls for help. We currently possess two Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances which respond to 911 calls in and around the village of Dobbs Ferry. 

What We've Achieved

In the 50+ years of service the Dobbs Ferry Volunteer Ambulance Corps has:

  • Provided community CPR and basic first aid classes to the residents of Dobbs Ferry
  • Responded to over 10,000 calls for assistance
  • Provided standby services to the village, school district, and other event organizers for no cost
  • Trained and assisted the training of hundreds of New York State Basic Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT-B)
  • Provided continuing medical education to EMT-B's  
  • Received multiple Life-Saving awards for actions taken on scene of medical emergencies