The Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps (SBVAC) is a New York State Certified Ambulance Corporation that primarily serves the SUNY Stony Brook University campus in Long Island. Since its founding in 1970 by a small group of university students, SBVAC has grown into a collegiate EMS agency that provides one of the highest standards of emergency response care in New York State.Employing the services of 70~90 dedicated volunteers and 3 operational ambulances, SBVAC also provides mutual aid to neigboring Fire and EMS services.
SBVAC is certified by Suffolk County to perform emergency response care up to an ALS level (Advanced Life Support covers interventions such as the administration of medications through IVs and endotracheal intubation by EMTs trained to the Critical Care and Paramedic level). Members of SBVAC are predominantly EMTs trained to a Basic Life Support level (NYS EMT-B), with a significant number also holding certification of EMT-CC (Critical Care) and EMT-P (Paramedic). With very few exceptions, all non-probationary members of SBVAC are expected to hold current EMT certifications. At any given time all members are certified in AHA Professional Rescuer CPR. Membership of SBVAC consists of primarily students attending SUNY Stony Brook, but membership is not limited to students. Faculty and alumni of SUNY Stony Brook and other well-intentioned members of the Suffolk County community have all made up the membership of this agency.
Fall 2017 probationary members with their captain upon being sworn in.