From its modest
beginning as an idea conceived by Joseph and Louise DiGiorgio and
William Morgan, the Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps has become an
institution whose foundation is based on meeting the emergency
medical needs of the residents of and visitors to
These individuals carried the heavy burden of responsibility in the creation of MVAC and the organization is a living testament to their dedication
To the residents, merchants, and charitable organizations, the money you continue to donate to MVAC is utilized to purchase equipment that will be used to save a life or prevent further serious injuries.
On Saturday, April
28, 1979, at 12 noon, the Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps began
its service to the people of
In December 1979, MVAC President, Bruce Nedelka, stated that 341 calls were responded to in the first eight months of operation.
By March 1980, MVAC
was able to purchase necessary cardiac telemetry equipment to better
serve the community, thanks to efforts of the Mineola American, The
County Seat Kiwanis Club of
In May 1983, after
5 years of MVAC operating out of a basement room in the
In April 1994, the Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps received a Unit Citation for their actions at the Long Island Railroad shooting on December 7, 1993. MVAC responded to the incident with 3 advanced life support ambulances, and treated and transported dozens of victims to nearby hospitals.
In October 1998, MVAC was named Nassau Regional EMS Council’s EMS Agency of the Year. This award was bestowed again upon MVAC in 2004 and an honorable mention in 2005 and 2008.
In September 2001,
In August 2003,
during the North East Blackout,
The MVAC EMT's, (EMT-B's, EMT-CC's and EMT-P's) provide 24-hour, 7 days a week, Advanced Life Support service. The emergency technicians are always on duty, responding from their homes or headquarters.