Fall 2017 Probationary Class Logistics
- Probationary Class: Every Sunday, September 17 through December 3, 10am-5pm
- No class Sunday, November 26 for Thanksgiving Break
- CPR Certification Day: Saturday, September 23, 10am
- Midterm: Sunday, October 22, 10am-5pm
- Written Final: Saturday, December 2, 6pm
- Practical Final: Sunday, December 3, 10am
Joining SBVAC will give you the opportunity to…
-Gain valuable and practical medical experience while providing a community service
-Learn how to think and approach stressful situations
-Participate in the camaraderie of an ambulance corps
-Provide EMS coverage at concerts and campus events (e.g. Ludacris, Bruno Mars & Wiz Khalifa USG Concert Series, Seawolves sporting events, Roth Regatta)
-Contribute to educating the community about common health issues (Teddy Bear Clinics, AHA CPR Classes)
SBVAC provides the Stony Brook University campus and neighboring community with 24 hour, 365 days per year 911 Emergency Medical Services with a highly trained staff of Emergency Medical Technicians ranging from basic to paramedic levels. By merit of our Crew Chiefs (a senior ranking crew member), our crews are confident, skilled, and knowledgeable; all traits which go into an expeditious, safe, and helpful transport to the Emergency Room.
SBVAC is one of the best agencies to join if you are new to EMS. Our instructors and TAs teach a comprehensive “pre-EMT” training curriculum which covers different aspects of EMS and human physiology in preparation for Emergency Medical Technician class. The initial training requirements are challenging but bear a discrete purpose: you will undergo a greatly rewarding experience and gain confidence in your skills as an EMS provider. After being taught basic First Aid, Professional Rescuer CPR, and ultimately obtaining an EMT-Basic certification (or even higher), you will be able to knowledgeably lend a hand anytime and anywhere. For those certified EMTs who wish join our corps, you can also benefit greatly from our Continuing Medical Education and Crew Chief Training programs.
Stony Brook University is well known for its diversity of students, and SBVAC is fortunate to benefit from these individuals who bring their experiences and knowledge to the corps. However, what is most important is that all our members share the common passion of helping others in their time of need. Even though our members do not receive financial compensation for their services, treating patients and being on ambulance calls is very rewarding in itself.
I wish you the best of luck and hope to see you at the informationals, where I or any other member of the corps will be able to answer any further questions you have. Thank you for your interest in the Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
Former Chief of Operations, 2005~2006