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THANK YOU for showing an interest in helping others with the Perinton Volunteer Ambulance Corps (PVAC). We’ve served the community since 1965 and are always looking for people to help us continue our mission! We hope you will find this information helpful while considering joining our Corps.

Our organization has different classes of membership, including Full, Auxiliary, and Explorer.

FULL MEMBERSHIP is the classification given to those who wish to become Dispatchers or EMTs with PVAC. Please note that to serve as a Driver, a member must qualify and maintain status as a Medic (EMT) with our Corps. For more information on Full Membership, please click here

AUXILIARY MEMBERSHIP is available to those who wish to serve in a “behind the scenes” role with the Corps. Auxiliary members typically help with administrative duties, which can vary dependent upon the skills and abilities of the individual. If you’re interested in Auxiliary Membership, please contact the Membership Chairperson via e-mail to membership@pvac.org or by calling (585) 223-4150, option 0, and leaving a message.

EXPLORER MEMBERSHIP is available to youth interested in emergency services or medicine as a career. Though sanctioned by the Boy Scouts of America, the group is open to any gender. For more information on our Explorer Post, please click here

OUR EXPECTATIONS: Maintain minimum hour requirements, maintain certifications, and represent PVAC positively both on and off duty.

Hour requirements: All members, including those in training, must serve a minimum of 30 hours a quarter. This works out to 10 hours per month, but we encourage members to work as much as possible, especially while training, to maintain and learn new skills.

Certification requirements: All Dispatchers and EMTs are required to maintain current certification in Professional Rescuer CPR, Hazardous Materials Awareness, and blood borne pathogens). There are additional one-time training courses that must be completed, including the National Incident Management System (NIMS), privacy act, and harassment prevention. Other job-specific training is detailed below.

Please note: applicants are not required to have certifications to join. If accepted, training will be provided to you for your specific position.

Positive representation: PVAC is known throughout the community as a professional, respectable organization. Members may be recognized off-duty and occasionally may be wearing PVAC attire in the general public. Acting in a mature, professional manner at all times is essential to maintaining the integrity of our organization’s public image.

APPLICATION: Please print the application and use blue or black ink only, completing the application in full. Any incomplete application (with exception of optional information sections) will result in rejection. If applicable (not required), please attach copies of any relevant EMS or medical certifications, including but not limited to CFR / EMT / AEMT card, CPR, ITLS, PHTLS, NIMS, CEVO, etc.

Completed application packets may be presented in person by visiting our base. We’re located just north of the intersection of Turk Hill and Ayrault Roads, next to the Town of Perinton office complex. You may also send applications via US Mail to: Membership Committee, c/o Perinton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 1400 Turk Hill Road, Fairport, NY 14450.

Once your entire application packet and $1.00 application fee (and first  year’s dues, if membership granted) have been received, a representative of the Membership Committee will contact you to verify that we have received your application.

Although applications are accepted throughout the year, interviews are only held periodically. This is to help maintain a manageable level of trainees and align with available training courses, so we appreciate your patience. You will be contacted by a Membership Committee representative when interviews are being scheduled.

Please note: Acceptance or rejection of an applicant is at the sole discretion of the Membership Committee. The Committee’s decision is final. Any officer of membership will be conditional upon a minimum six (6) month probationary period. During this period, membership may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

We hope that we have answered many of your questions. If not, please email membership@pvac.org or call (585) 223-4150, select option 0, and leave a message for the Membership Chairperson.

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