The Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance provides 24 hour emergency care and transport of sick and injured persons within the geographic boundaries of the Village of Southampton. Under mutual aid agreements, these services are also provided beyond the Village boundaries at the request of town, county, state, or federal agencies having such jurisdiction.
In addition to our primary mission of emergency care, we also strive to provide other types of public service. One of our most recent initiatives to keep you and your family safe is our Community CPR program. Please visit our CPR page for more information.
The Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance was founded in 1993. The Department's origins date back to the 1950's when it was organized as a Veterans of Foreign Wars ambulance club. Prior to this time, ambulance service was provided by Southampton Hospital. 1994 marked certification by the New York State Department of Health meeting the criteria of having an emergency medical technician on all calls along with required specialized equipment.
In 1997, the Department came under the operational supervision and direction of the Village of Southampton, which also allowed the Village to use tax money for our operational funding. Donations which come from our yearly fundraising efforts supplement our Village funds.
Currently the Department operates three New York State Department of Health certified Advanced Life Support (ALS) equipped ambulances, an ALS First Responder, and three Basic Life Support First Responders.
The Department responds to roughly 800 emergency calls per year yielding in excess of 4000 volunteer hours.
The Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance offers public CPR and First Aid classes which are offered at a minimal cost and taught by volunteer instructors. The department started this program after recognizing the importance of early CPR and wanted to open training to all members of the community. Please visit our CPR or First Aid pages for more information about this program.
Our primary destination hospital is Southampton Hospital; however, while operating within Suffolk County and New York State EMS protocols we transport certain trauma, burn, or stroke patients to Peconic Bay Medical Center, Brookhaven Memorial Hospital or University Hospital at Stony Brook via ground ambulance or Suffolk County Police helicopter.