The Blooming Grove Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc.
Since 1959 proudly serving the Town of Blooming Grove and the Village of Washingtonville.

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Blooming Grove Ambulance is pleased to offer monthly CPR courses for medical professionals and the lay person.

An AHA BLS Health Care Provider class is scheduled for Wednesday, January 10 fron 6 pm to 10 pm.

See the following pages for sign up sheets and additional information or e-mail us at CPR Classes.

January 10 AHA BLS HCP SignUp

Details - AHA HeartSaver CPR & AED Course and AHA Health Care Provider (New Students)

The 2018 Blooming Grove Volunteer Ambulance Fleet

Blooming Grove Ambulance Vehicles

BGVAC is actively seeking volunteers to assist us in fulfilling our mission of providing quality medical care to our community. Nothing beats volunteering in your community, helping your neighbors and helping save a life. Training is provided. Please click on the Join link on the left for more information.

We're 58 Years Old!

The Blooming Grove Volunteer Ambulance Corps was founded by the Washingtonville Lions Club on February 6th, 1959 after more than a year's worth of ground work. At that time, there were twenty-two people interested in forming an ambulance corps.

The Corps became "official" when, on March 5th, 1959, it adopted the name Blooming Grove Ambulance Corps. A little over two months later, now with 41 volunteer members, temporary coverage for the Town starts, a kind of "getting your feet wet" setup until an ambulance could be purchased. At the same time, a fund drive was started with a goal of $4,000. This fund drive allowed the corps to buy an ambulance and necessary equipment.

On July 2nd, 1959, the Corps held an open house with a borrowed 1958 Cadillac Ambulance on loan from Worth Motors in Teaneck, NJ. This was to show the community what emergency equipment is available.

By July 16th, the Corps had answered ten calls and by August 6th the $4000 fund drive goal was reached - except that more money was needed.

On August 13th, 1959, the Corps received its first ambulance, a 1952 Cadallic equipped to serve four emergency patients.

Orange County Post Picture

Photo from the January 13th, 1966 issue of the Orange County Post Vol 26 No 45.

BREAKING GROUND FOR THE new Town Of Blooming Grove ambulance building are, left to right Ernest Coleman, mayor of the Village of Washingtonville; George Braun, chairman of the building committee of the ambulance corps; Robert Burwick, president of the ambulance corps; Benjamin Sears, supervisor of the town of Blooming Grove, and Matthew Richmond, who donated the N. Main Street property. Burwick said the building will be completed in about six weeks. Cost of the building is $18,500. It will be paid by contributions. Fenn Construction Co., Inc, Campbell Hall, has begun work. OCP photo.

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