Training / News

Training / News


Courses for the public include CPR and first aid for individuals, groups and organizations and are held regularly.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) classes are held each month for already certified first responders. For more information on these courses, please contact the Training Officer.  Telephone: (845) 831-4540 or E-mail:

Community Demonstrations

The BVAC offers ambulance demonstrations for schools, daycare centers and other organizations. For information on scheduling a demonstration, please contact the Chief, Nicholas Scarchilli at (845) 831-4540 E-mail:



Toys For Tots

Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps volunteers and employees generously contribute to the Toys for Tots annual drive.


Fund Drive

The annual fund drive is critical to the operation of the BVAC. The organization does not receive any city or town tax dollars so donations of all sizes are welcomed. In the past, donations have contributed to the purchase of such items as powered stretchers, which greatly enhance patient and crew safety.

All donations go directly to the BVAC and are fully tax deductible.



The Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps was honored to receive the Dutchess County and Hudson Valley Regional EMS Agency of the Year awards on its fifth anniversary of becoming an Advanced Life Support agency. It was also nominated for the NYS Agency of the Year Award.