Apparatus

Apparatus

The BVAC operates three NYS certified basic life support ambulances. Each one arrives with a minimum of one EMT and a driver and is fully stocked with the necessary equipment for the EMT to:

  • perform CPR with a semiautomatic defibrillator
  • control bleeding
  • treat hypoperfusion
  • stabilize and immobilize injured bones and spine
  • manage environmental and behavioral emergencies
  • manage emergency childbirth
  • administer emergency medications, such as:
    • aspirin for cardiac related chest pain
    • epinephrine for severe allergic reactions
    • glucose for hypoglycemia
    • albuterol for severe exacerbations of asthma
    • naloxone for opioid overdose

 

A basic life support fly car (82-69) is used for bringing additional personnel and equipment to emergencies, not transporting patients.

 

 

 

 

A mass casualty incident (MCI) trailer (82-68) is used for large-scale emergencies and standby events, such music festivals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The BVAC service district includes the many trails of Mount Beacon and Breakneck Ridge. A utility terrain vehicle is used for navigating the trails to locate and rescue patients. It is also used at standby events where ambulances are unable to travel, such as the Walkway Marathon and K-Fest.