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Cortlandt Ambulance Formalizes Mutual Aid Deal with Buchanan PD

Agreement will ensure that Buchanan police and Cortlandt Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps. maintain direct lines of communications during emergency events.

Editor's Note: The following release was submitted by the Cortlandt Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps.  If you would like to post your news to Patch, click here.

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(Montrose, NY) — The Cortlandt Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Buchanan Police Department recently signed a contract formalizing their mutual aid support for all emergency medical calls within the Village of Buchanan. The police department routinely responds to emergency medical calls, assisting the ambulance crew in providing pre-hospital care.

The Cortlandt Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps (CCVAC) has provided radios for Buchanan police officers enabling the officers to communicate directly with the responding ambulance crew, providing valuable on-scene information, and will maintain the police department’s oxygen tanks.

“The care and well being of our residents is our primary concern. If our partners at Cortlandt Ambulance offer us an opportunity to provide better service to our residents, then we have an obligation to take advantage of that opportunity,” expressed Brian Tubbs, Chief, Buchanan Police Department.

Kathy Stewart, President/CEO, CCVAC added, “This agreement further cements the great working relationship we have enjoyed over the years. Our partnership will offer excellent emergency care to the residents of Buchanan, and allow us the opportunity to communicate more effectively.”

The Cortlandt Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps provides emergency, pre-hospital patient care 24 hours a day, seven days a week to Cortlandt AmbulanceDistrict 1 and mutual aid assistance to neighboring districts, as well as standbyambulance service at community events, and through its community outreach program, prepares the community for emergency health situations through CPR and First Aid training, its File of Life initiative and its ‘Keeping the Beat’ program of providing AEDs to community facilities.

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