Community Programs

While LVAC typically makes over 450 runs each year to help our citizens, we also appear at many Community Programs. Here are some examples.

LVAC/SSFD Blood Drives

For years, the Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps (LVAC) has hosted a Spring and Fall blood drive at their headquarters building.  Bginning in 2021, LVAC joined forces with the South Salem Fire Department (SSFD) to co-host these drives.  Utilizing the SSFD facilities allows for a much larger event with a substantial increase in the volume of blood donated.

Every presenting donor is entered in a raffle to win a gift card from Bacio Trattoria or the Horse and Hound.  In a statement commenting on the joint blood drive, SSFD Fire Chief Michael Devito and LVAC Captain Dan Murtha said "While we often team up in the field on 911 emergency calls, this event is a graet proactive team effort for another type of emergency, the critical need to resupply the New York Blood Center inventory, especially as post-pandemic life resumes in our community."

The Leatherman's Loop and the Raven's Rock Run


LVAC supports these two 10K trail runs with multiple ambulances and fly cars and has since their inception.  They are stationed in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation aboat a mile from the Corps headquarters and are available for any other calls which may occur outside the Reservation.

South Salem Fire Department's Carnival and Parade

LVAC stands by with an ambulance at the annual South Salem Fire Department's Carnival, and is always a participant in the Department's annual Parade.

Fire Department's Open House Events

LVAC participates in the South Salem and Goldens Bridge Fire Departments' Open Houses each year, offering tours of one of our ambulances as well as blood pressure screening.

Annual South Salem Memorial Day Celebration

LVAC supports and participates in the annual South Salem Memorial Day festivities, including a parade and stands by for the 5K and 10K runs.


LVAC Hosts Girl Scout Brownies
Achieving their First Aid Badges for Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1034 got a big assist from a recent trip to Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps headquarters.
The Increase Miller Elementary School second graders and their leader, Rachel Girsch, were hosted by LVAC Assistant Captain, Richard Barry, who talked about safety issues, first aid, different types of accidents, how to avoid them and what to do if you encounter one and how to call 911.
Barry also demonstrated some tools for splinting an injury and various other equipment that an EMS worker uses. He also talked about how the Fire and Police Departments help and how they all work together. A highlight of the event was an exciting tour of the ambulance and use of the siren tones and flashing lights.
Barry said he was "Very impressed with the interest shown by the Brownies and the questions they asked." He added, "Perhaps when they get older, one or two will be motivated to join LVAC as Student First Aiders."


In Memory of Christy Saltstein
Virtual 5K and Youth 1 Mile Races


This is an example of a fundraising event for Stayin' Alive, an organization that supports LVAC.



John Jay High School Football Games

LVAC often has an ambulance standing by at John Jay High School varsity football games to assist with any injuries.