Being a Ambulance Volunteer offers one reward few other jobs can match…
There is no greater satifaction then knowing you helped save a life!
A Letter From Our President
I think we can all agree that a responsive and viable ambulance corps is an essential service for our community.
This past year has been a most challenging one due to Covid 19. We have assisted over 100 people who were either positive for the virus or had many signs and symptoms. This is why we should all call our personnel, “hometown heroes”. These first responders are continuously “on the front line” in our defense of Covid 19.
GOVAC is very thankful to the many people who have donated food and other health related materials that have assisted us on our fight against the corona virus.
Thank you in advance for your continuing support for your local ambulance corps. Please help us to continue to provide lifesaving emergency response in our community.
George Lyons – President
Goshen Volunteer Ambulance Corps (GOVAC) is located in Goshen, Orange County, NY. We’re approximately 60 miles north of New York City in the historic lower Hudson Valley near West Point Military Academy. We are a small dedicated group who, for the last 46 years, have had the same goal…
To provide the best & most professional emergency medical care to the citizens and visitors of Goshen and Hamptonburgh.
Calls Per Year
Most commonly asked questions:
Q: If you are a volunteer organization, why do some people get paid?
A: Due to declining volunteers, we have been forced to hire additional paid staff, so that we have 24/7 emegency coverage.
Q: If you are a volunteer organization, why do you bill?
A: We receive a small stipend from the town and village, which only covers the cost of our required insurance. We rely on billing and donations to run this organization. Other emergency agencies, police and fire, are tax funded.
Q: What areas do we cover?
A: Goshen Ambulance provides patient care and transportation to local hospitals from the Village and Town of Goshen and a large portion of Hamptonburgh.
Q: What additional services do we offer?
A: We offer, free of charge, temporary use of medical equipment such as wheel chairs, walkers, crutches, shower chairs, portable potties and canes. GOVAC also provides medical coverage at many community events that require medical assistance.