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Did You Know?
- Our advanced life support medics generally have more than 400 hours of training to attain their certification, plus many more hours of on-the-job experience.
- Union Volunteer Emergency Squad responds to nearly 8,000 911 calls each year in the Town of Union.
- UVES maintains 9 emergency vehicles: seven type III ambulances; an advanced life support fly car; a basic life support quick response vehicles. And we have a special gator modified for off-road emergencies.
- We cover more than 56,000 residents in the 18th-largest town in New York. And the daytime population in our coverage area is larger than that.
- We maintain three stations to provide the fastest response: Central Station on Avenue B in Endwell; The Panko Station on Riverside Drive in Johnson City and the West Station on Maple Street in Endicott.
- We respond to 90% of our calls in the Town of Union within 12 minutes.
- The Panko Station is named for Nicholas Panko, a longtime supporter of UVES.
- We keep in touch with our own Facebook page. Check it out.
- We offer training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation certified by the American Heart Association.
- We offer car seat inspection and installation by certified Child Passenger Safety Seat Technicians.
- We provide blood pressure screenings throughout the community.
- The class typically takes less than three hours to complete.
- Effective CPR done immediately after cardiac arrest can triple a victim’s chance of survival.