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Senior Squad Membership

Thank you for your interest to join one of the best volunteer organizations, BRAVO Volunteer Ambulance.

 

The next interview is currently TBD and will be held at BRAVO Base.

All applicants must fill out and email their membership application and résumé to BRAVOVASinterview@gmail.com in order to be invited to the interview.

Please note that no walk-ins will be permitted at the interview.

 

Please download the Membership Application to start the process.

 

BRAVO is currently recruiting for the following positions.

 

Dispatcher

About

This position is the nerve center of the operation. All communication between the crew, callers, hospitals, management and others flows though the dispatcher. The dispatcher answers BRAVO phone lines, gain an understanding of the caller’s needs and dispatches ambulances as required. The dispatcher will also be in communication with FDNY operations for hospital status as well as mutual aid services.

Qualifications

  •  Good communication skills
  •  Comfortable on the phone
  •  Willingness to learn how to operate the radio
  •  Good organization skills
  •  Attention to detail
  •  Current CPR certification (Can be obtained after acceptance into BRAVO)
  •  Driver’s license or formal photo ID

 

Driver

About

This position will work with the crew to drive BRAVO vehicles to a variety of places including a patients location, hospitals throughout NYC and special events. A BRAVO driver will be required to drive with due regard using lights and sirens as required and under advisement of the crew chief. An EMT card is NOT required for this position and patient contact is limited.

Qualifications

  • A clean NYS driver’s license  (CDL is NOT required in NYS)
  • Ability to follow directions
  • CEVO III or equivalent
  • Current CPR certification (Can be obtained after acceptance into BRAVO)

 

EMT

About

This position has direct contact with patients and provides care at the patients location as well as on the way to the hospital. EMTs will communicate with the patient, perform their assessment, provide care, determine the best way to transport the patient, determine the appropriate hospital to take the patient to and provide a patient care report (both verbal and written) to the receiving hospital. EMTs are also required to document all patient interactions in detail and maintain communication with the dispatcher. EMTs respond to calls received by BRAVO, special events and flag downs.

Qualifications

  • Current NYS EMT-B or higher card
  • Driver’s license or formal photo ID
  • Good communication skills
  • Willing to learn how to operate the radio
  • Attention to detail
  • Empathy

 

Joining Process

We conduct interviews periodically throughout the year. In order to be notified about the next upcoming interview, please send an email to BRAVOVASinterview@gmail.com.  Please include your contact information and what position you are interested in when you send the email.

 

Please allow time in your schedule for the following mandatory classes which are given to you at BRAVO, at no cost upon your acceptance approximately two weeks after your date of interview:

  • Dispatching-all members
  • Ambulance core training-EMT’s only
  • When to work scheduling program-all members
  • CPR if needed.

 

NOTE: Training classes are very important and attending all BRAVO training classes is mandatory. Without the proper training and understanding of how BRAVO operates, we cannot allow you to begin volunteering.

 

If you have any questions, please email BRAVOVASinterview@gmail.com.

Officers

  • President: Jory Guttsman
  • Vice President Operations: David Aspiazu
  • Vice President Finance: Irene Quinn
  • Training: Kristofor Nelson
  • Communications: David Aspiazu
  • Comptroller: Margaret Del Bagno
  • Equipment: Thomas Weldon
  • Fleet Maintenance: Vincent McFalter
  • Interview Committee: Kristofor Nelson, Cathy Makris
  • Sunshine: Pamela Carlton, Elieen Oldcroft
  • Special Events Coordinator: Kristofor Nelson

Board of Directors

  • Board Chairperson: Pamela Carlton
  • President: Jory Guttsman
  • Peter Amentas
  • Amy Christodoulo
  • Nick Divincenzo
  • Kara Furey-Lessen
  • James Koutsavlis
  • Jason Ledakowich
  • Doreen Longo
  • James Nealon
  • Chris Tzavelis
  • Paul Vinnitsky

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It costs BRAVO over $200,000.00 to purchase and equip each new ambulance, not to mention our administrative costs. Because of your support, BRAVO is able to provide FREE pre-hospital care..