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NYS EMT, EMT-CC, AEMT or EMTP Certification is required. Experience is preferred but not required. Should a member not carry such certification or requires a Refresher course, upon completing their probationary period, members are eligible to receive a NYS voucher covering the cost of tuition of an EMT-B class (accepted at most EMT course locations).
Our EMTs respond to emergency calls, non-emergency transports, and provide medical standby coverage throughout our response area and beyond as outlined in our Mutual Aid Agreement. GOVAC EMTs operate within the protocols as written by NYSDOH/NYC REMSCO.
ALL EMTs must first complete Dispatcher Training as well as Riding Member Orientation:
- Submission and verification of valid, unexpired NYS Credentials
- Submission and verification of Medical Form completed and signed by a medical professional certfifying member meets Required Qualifications of EMT Position per NYSDOH standards
- Required inservices and protocol updates as required by GOVAC's Medical Direction, NYSDOH and NYC Regional EMS Council (ex: IM epinephrine administration, glucometry, pulse oximetry, S-LAMS protocol update, CPAP, naloxone administration, etc.)
- In-person orientation, training with patient lifting/carrying devices, PPE donning/doffing, and successful N95 Fit-Testing
EMTs begin as "Attendants" and serve as a third member of the crew responding to emergency. As an Attendant, members are trained to ensure proper EMT skills such as situational awareness, vital signs, bleeding control, medicine administration, etc. Upon completing this development, the EMT is promoted to "Intern" where they are trained on best practices such as scene management, resource coordination, transport decision, etc. Upon completing this development phase, EMTs will be promoted to "Crew Chief" where they are given charge of the crew and patient and able to run emergency responses.
(EMTs with greater than 6 months of 911-experience are able to advance as appropriate).
Members must be available to serve weeknights from 6pm-12am or on weekends during 8am-12pm, 12pm-6pm or 6pm-12am.
Members are encouraged to cross-train and perform in roles of Dispatcher, Driver, and serve on committees.
257-02 Union Turnpike, Floral Park, NY 11004, US
To Provide EMERGENCY CARE AND TRANSPORTATION to the residents and visitors of Bellerose, Glen Oaks, Floral Park, New Hyde Park, Oakland Gardens, and North Shore Towers
The Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. (GOVAC) was founded in 1973 by a group of 10 caring, community minded individuals, who wanted to assure that a local community based ambulance service would continue to be available to their neighbors. Since then, our organization consists of over 100 members performing as EMTs, Drivers, Dispatchers and Administrative Assistants. GOVAC has responded to over 33,000 calls and continues to improve, upgrade and expand our services. We also provide community first aid training, special event medical coverage, as well as non-emergency medical transports. Our fleet includes three top-of-the-line ambulances that are maintained well above all standards. GOVAC is also a participant in NYC's Regional EMS Council and a dual-member of New York State Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Association (District 4 & 18).
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257-02 Union TurnpikeGOVAC HeadquartersFloral Park, NY 11004
March 27, 2020