NY EMS department quits advanced life support services
The volunteer department has struggled to provide the services over the last few weeks and decided they could not keep up consistent coverage
By Abbott Brant
BEACON, N.Y. — The Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps is no longer providing advanced life support care as part of their services, according to the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response.
The BVAC, which covers the City of Beacon and the Town of Fishkill, voluntarily ceased providing advanced life support Friday morning. The organization will continue to provide basic life support to the community and will be responding to scenes alongside Mobile Life Support Services, which is capable of providing advanced levels of pre-hospital care.
“We have been working closely with BVAC over the last several weeks as they experienced challenges they felt could potentially impact their level of service,” said Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.