Commack Ambulance District EMS
In 2004, proactive measures were taken by the Chiefs and Board Members of the Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps to initiate the District EMS Program. Despite having career staff handling bookkeeping and finances since the turn of the century, the program aimed to ensure the availability of career Paramedics in situations where Volunteer Paramedics could not respond due to multiple simultaneous calls for help from the community. Since its inception, the agency continued to see a significant upswing in call volume. Consequently, there arose a heightened demand for round-the-clock District Paramedics. The District Paramedics have worked 24/7, 365 since 2005!
As the call volume continued to increase annually and multiple calls for help were coming in at once more consistently, additional ambulances were needed daily. This required the agency to purchase more ambulances. With the need for more ambulances came the need for more volunteers. Soon, building renovations were needed to accommodate the ever-growing roster of neighbors helping neighbors and the well-expanded fleet. These substantial changes underscored the need for an expanded career staff to manage these massive assets.
In 2010, recognizing the community's evolving needs, the Board of Directors and Chiefs decided to enhance the District EMS Leadership. This expansion encompassed roles such as a District Manager, Lead Paramedic, Mechanic, and Maintenance Staff. This team of professionals oversaw massive building renovations and fleet expansion.
Once the renovations were complete, the agency still saw an even further increase in call volume. At that time, the Chiefs and Board Members agreed that Commack Ambulance needed help from the District EMS Program to ensure ambulances were staffed for third and fourth alarms. Starting in 2016, District EMTs were hired and staffed around the clock to handle any alarms for which the volunteers needed supplementation.
Presently, the Commack Ambulance District EMS Program stands as one of the most successful hybrid EMS systems in Suffolk County, providing crucial support to the agency's volunteers by handling thousands of calls annually. The District EMS Program has evolved into taking on tasks such as training, community relations, and internal quality assurance.
What exactly do District Employees do?
The real question is, what DON'T they do?
Commack Ambulance District Employees are a vital part of the organization. Employees work with volunteers when they need it most!
Several of our District Employees frequently assist with training for both CVAC Members and the general public! One of our many goals at CVAC is to coach our staff to seek higher education and pass their knowledge along to others. Several of our employees are American Heart Association Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support Instructors.
Our staff often assists Volunteers with preparing for and participating in community events. These events have included parades, demonstrations for local Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops, and EMS education at local schools!
Building, Grounds, and Fleet Maintenance
Our housemen strive for excellence and have impressive attention to detail. From cleaning vehicles to coordinating with our contracted mechanics and other vendors, they are the best in the business!
Why Work for Commack Ambulance?
Commack Ambulance's District EMS Program is one of a kind!
Working for Commack Ambulance as a District Employee offers:
Commitment to Community Service: Commack Ambulance is deeply rooted in community service, providing vital emergency medical assistance to residents. As a District Employee, you'll have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the local community's well-being.
Professional Growth: The organization values professional development and provides opportunities for career advancement. Whether you are a paramedic, dispatcher, manager, or support staff, there are avenues for growth and skill enhancement within the Commack Ambulance District EMS Program.
Collaborative Team Environment: Commack Ambulance fosters a collaborative and supportive team environment. Working closely with dedicated professionals in various roles, you'll experience a sense of camaraderie and teamwork as you contribute to the shared mission of providing exceptional emergency medical services.
State-of-the-Art Facilities: The organization has invested in facilities and resources, ensuring that employees have access to modern equipment and a well-maintained fleet. This commitment to infrastructure contributes to a conducive and efficient working environment.
Diverse Career Opportunities: The District EMS Program offers a diverse range of career opportunities, including roles in management, dispatch, mechanics, and emergency medical services. This diversity allows employees to find a role that aligns with their skills, interests, and career goals.
Competitive Compensation and Benefits: Commack Ambulance recognizes the importance of attracting and retaining top talent. District Employees can expect competitive compensation packages and a comprehensive benefits program, which may include healthcare coverage, paid time off, a private retirement plan, and even a gym membership!
Recognition and Appreciation: The organization values the contributions of its employees and recognizes their dedication. Employees at Commack Ambulance often receive acknowledgment for their hard work, fostering a positive and appreciative work culture.
Stability and Success: With a track record of success, Commack Ambulance's District EMS Program is recognized as one of the most successful career EMS systems in Suffolk County. Joining the organization provides a sense of stability and the opportunity to be part of a reputable and accomplished team.
Overall, working for Commack Ambulance as a District Employee offers the chance to be part of a dynamic and impactful organization, contributing to the well-being of the community while enjoying professional growth and a supportive work environment.
What Positions Are Available?
Commack Ambulance currently staffs Dispatchers, EMTs, and Paramedics 24/7 365!
Description: Our Dispatchers answer emergency calls from Suffolk County's Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services, Alarm Companies, and the general public. They must be capable of quickly and effectively interrogating callers and determining the emergency for which they are requesting an ambulance. They must be capable of effectively determining the nature and extent of patients' illness or injury by phone and assigning appropriate resources using radios in our communications center.
Graduation from a high school or possess a GED, Current valid NYS Driver License as determined by (NYS DMV LENS), successful completion of departmental drug screening, successful completion of background investigation.
Description: Our District EMTs provide basic life support care for patients in the pre-hospital environment, perform certain basic life support procedures according to medical protocol, and do both independently. They must be capable of effectively determining the nature and extent of illness or injury of patients, administering emergency medical treatment according to medical protocols, and transporting sick or injured patients to a medical facility. They must accurately execute reports concerning patients and patient care.
Minimum Requirements: Graduation from a high school or possess a GED, currently certified as a NYS Emergency Medical Technician, AHA BLS Provider Card, Completion of an EVOC or CEVO course in the past 24 months, Current valid NYS Driver License as determined by (NYS DMV LENS), successful completion of departmental drug screening, successful completion of background investigation.
Description: Our District Paramedics provide Advanced Life Support care for patients in the pre-hospital environment according to New York State protocols. They are capable of administering and performing life-saving medications and procedures.
Minimum Requirements: Graduation from a high school or possess a GED, currently certified as a NYS EMT-Paramedic, AHA BLS, ACLS, and PALS cards, Completion of an EVOC or CEVO course in the past 24 months, current valid NYS Drivers License as determined by (NYS DMV LENS), successful completion of the department drug and alcohol screening, and successful completion of a background investigation.