Join Us!


Be a hero to someone in your community today.
Take up the challenge and become an EMT-D, a Driver, or a Support member.

Many people are unaware that Duanesburg’s fire and EMS protection is solely provided by volunteers. Year after year, men and women like you provide a valuable service to their family and friends when they need it most. If it were not for the sacrifices of these fine individuals many calls for help would go unanswered and many lives would be lost. Not to mention the financial burden that would be placed upon Duanesburg’s taxpayers if the town had to attempt to provide a fully paid EMS service.

For over 47 years, Duanesburg Volunteer Ambulance Corps has strived to provide a professional EMS service to our community. Come join us now and help carry on the tradition of neighbor helping neighbor.

Junior Members Needed
In addition to needing regular member, the Duanesburg Volunteer Ambulance Corps accepts Junior members at the age of fifteen. If you know a child who would like to participate in a fun, rewarding program, please encourage them to apply now. Many Junior members go on to pursue rewarding full time careers with the training they receive as a member of a volunteer ambulance company.

What is expected of you?
As a new medical member of the DVAC, you would be asked to complete a CPR Certification course. An EMT-D will need to acquire a New York State Certification or maintain a current certification. (This is provided to the individual at no cost.) If you want to ride and provide aid but not be certified as an EMT-D then you will only need your CPR certificate and a knowledge of what assets are available in the ambulance to be provided to the EMT when they are needed.

For Drivers, you will be required to undergo training on how to properly drive an ambulance under both emergency and non-emergency situations. You will also be trained in how to communicate to Dispatch the needs of the Crew Chief. Drivers also need a full understanding of the medical equipment carried in the ambulance and how to deploy it to an emergency scene.
Membership Meeting

What is expected of Support members?
  • To attend 25% of monthly meetings held the second Tuesday of each month.
  • Participate in no less than 10 hours per year assisting at DVAC functions (including fundraisers and special events).

What do you get in return?
  • Free Training
  • Access to all Facilities
  • Free Hall use once a year
  • New York State EMS $200 tax deduction (After 1 year of Service)
  • Schenectady County property Tax Credit (After 5 years of service)
  • Respect and Appreciation
  • The feeling that you get when you know that you were able to help someone in their greatest time of need, which will stay with you for the rest of your life.