Founded in 1971, Pittsford Volunteer Ambulance, Inc. organization (PVA) is a non-profit ambulance services provider that operates in the Town of Pittsford, a suburban community of Rochester, located in southeast Monroe County, New York.
PVA is part of the Monroe County emergency medical service system dispatched by the county Office of Emergency Communications 911 call center. We provide emergency response medical services primarily within the Town’s 23 square mile area to approximately 29,400 (2010 Census) residents, as well as workers, shoppers and other visitors within the Town. We also have mutual aid agreements with adjacent towns to assure services when immediate demand exceeds capacity of a single ambulance corps.
The State Department of Health has issued a Certificate of Need to the Town to enable it to engage ambulance services providers. The Town contracts annually with PVA, incorporated under the laws of New York State, to be its community based service provider.
A Federal Internal Revenue Service letter ruling established PVA as a charitable, 501(c)(3) organization. Donations in excess of any services received are deductible from State and Federal income taxes. The PVA organization includes volunteer and compensated emergency medical technicians, and accepts all volunteers who commit the necessary time and who qualify through training with us. PVA is governed by an all volunteer Board of internal and external Directors.