The Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps has elected Chester Popiolkowski as president of its board of directors for a third consecutive term. Other officers elected Dec. 10 during the corps’ annual general membership meeting are: secretary, Amanda Popiolkowski; director of maintenance, Joe Punaro; director of training, Debbie Szetela; general directors, Allison Revelas and Paul Welker. They will be formally sworn in during an installation ceremony in January.
Popiolkowski lauded the corps membership for its hard work and many achievements over the last year including the renewal of its contract with the Town of Lancaster.
“No matter what your contribution was, it had a significant impact on this organization,” he said while noting that LVAC is “a very solid organization.”
Meanwhile, LVAC Director of Operations Greg Jankiewicz congratulated crews for their “phenomenal” job this year in terms of quick response times and coverage of virtually all of its calls.
“There is no service — neither commercial nor volunteer — around Western New York that has better stats than we do,” he said.
The Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps serves the Town of Lancaster and villages of Lancaster and Depew. Its volunteer and career EMTs and paramedics respond annually to more than 3,500 emergencies.