PVAC is a 911 only BLS service
PVAC crews respond to emergency calls in the town of Plymouth 24/7, 365 days a year. We are staffed with Basic Life Support crews. Should a paramedic be needed, they will automatically be dispatched. PVAC is a 9-1-1 only service which means that our service only transports patients to a hospital emergency department.
Emergency Medical Technicians require 200 hours of training plus monthly training drills.
Emergency Medical Responders require 90 hours of training plus monthly training drills.
24 hours per month of service to the community.
Attend monthly meetings.
Stay current with the latest Connecticut EMS protocols.
Participation in Town Community events.
Connecticut law does not allow an ambulance service to selectively bill patients. We must either bill everyone or no one. Additionally, the money we receive from patient billing offsets the amount of tax money we require in order to operate. If you didn’t receive a bill, your taxes would be higher to compensate for this lost revenue. The ambulance currently bills the patient’s insurance company directly. Quick Med Claims is responsible for PVAC billing. You may contact them at 1-800-258-3902. If you do not have insurance payment plans can be arranged with Quick Med Claims.
Junior members are high-school age students between the ages of 14-18 who participate in bi-weekly meetings learning about the world of EMS. Junior members can ride the ambulance during calls. For more information email Postadvisor111@gmail.com.
Non-Patient Care Volunteering
Don't want to ride the ambulance? You don’t need to be an EMR or EMT to help out. If you have another area of expertise, such as accounting, law, administration, event planning, information technologies, etc. and would like to volunteer a few hours per month, we’d love to have you. Volunteers are also welcome to assist with our ongoing fundraising efforts. Contact us here.
PVAC averages 1500 calls per year.
Our top 5 calls include - psychiatric emergencies, injuries from falls, car accidents, cardiac arrests, and trauma.
Hospitals We Transport To
PVAC transports patients to the closest appropriate hospital. Hospitals that PVAC may transport to include: Bristol Heath, Waterbury Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital, Hospital of Central Connecticut, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Hartford Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, CT Children’s Medical Center, and UCONN Medical Center.