The Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps (SBVAC) was recognized this weekend as the National Collegiate EMS Foundation’s Collegiate EMS Organization of the Year. SBVAC was selected from over 100 collegiate EMS organizations.
In addition, former SBVAC Chief (2001-2002) Josh Moskovitz, MD, MPH, was awarded the George J Koenig Jr DO NCEMSF Service Award.
From its origins 43 years ago, SBVAC has advanced from a small cadre of volunteers manning a Volkswagen Microbus to its current fleet of three Advanced Life Support Ambulances and an ALS First Responder vehicle. SBVAC is the primary 911 EMS response agency for the campus, and is also regularly utilized as an EMS resource for the surrounding communities as well.
The Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps services an average daily population in excess of 30,000 people, including over 8,000 campus residents. The all-volunteer Corps is New York State certified and responded to nearly 1,300 calls last year.