Who are the paramedics?
CVAC is a BLS (Basic Life Support) agency staffed entirely by volunteers. For certain emergencies, Westchester County ALS (Advanced Life Support) personnel, or paramedics, will be dispatched. These paid professionals have more advanced training and skills. If a paramedic is dispatched to a call, he or she might assume all patient care, and CVAC EMTs will assist. The paramedic may also accompany us on the ambulance to the hospital.