The Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps, also known as the LVAC, is a nonprofit EMS agency in Lancaster, NY certified by the New York State Department of Health. The Corps serves the Village & Town of Lancaster and the Village of Depew. We were founded in 1953 as one of the first volunteer ambulance services in Western New York. The LVAC has been providing pre-hospital emergency care to the community for more than 50 years, adapting to changes in the EMS field and embracing the latest technologies.
LVAC responds 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is a combination EMS agency with a career staff on duty 24/7 supplemented by a volunteer staff. The LVAC responds to more than 3,000 EMS requests each year. It is dispatched by the Lancaster Police Department and receives online medical direction through the Erie County Medical Center.
Statement of Commitment
The members of the Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps hereby affirm that they are in service for the relief of suffering and the support of our fellow community members in their time of need. Members of the Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps commit – to the best of our knowledge, skills, and abilities – to provide emergency medical service for the community we serve. This care shall surpass the needs and expectations of those who require our assistance.
Our mission shall be accomplished by remaining steadfast to the ideals to which we were founded while trusting in divine providence for the continuance of our well-being.
- Response to all medical 911 calls involving both BLS (Basic Life Support) or ALS (Advanced Life Support) treatment and transport as appropriate.
- Standby services for community events including the 4th of July, Christmas Tree Lighting, 3v3 Basketball Tournament, etc.. We are also committed to doing stanby’s for various school events and any other event that we are deemed needed.
- We provided support to Lancaster Village Volunteer Fire Company, Depew Volunteer Fire Company, Twin District Volunteer Fire Company, Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Company, Town Line Volunteer Fire Company, Millgrove Volunteer Fire Company, and offer mutual aid support to the surrounding areas as needed.