The Old Forge Volunteer Ambulance Corps (OFVAC) will hold an open house on Saturday, July 30 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. to raise money for their new ambulance building. The event will be located at 2946 State Route 28 in the Old Forge, the current OFVAC building.
All are welcome to come learn about their plans for the new ambulance bay, the future of Old Forge healthcare, and meet the medics and personnel that make emergency medical service possible. The open house will not only show off the current building, but consist of many different activities such as Martial Arts Board Breaking, live music donated by Gwen and Jim Tracy, giveaways for kids, and many more surprises.
Guests can also participate in the Utica Comets tickets raffle and a 50/50 raffle. Free hot dogs and drinks will be provided to attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis.
There will also be educational resources available with appearances from Hospice and Palliative Care, Mohawk Valley Health System Stroke Outreach Program with blood pressure checks, and a booth on CPR and Narcan use. Donation boxes will be available at each of the booths, but that is not the only way to help.
The OFVAC is always looking for new members and you don’t have to be an EMT to join. General members, as well as drivers for the ambulance, are always needed. Local residents and visitors alike are encouraged to drop by the open house to support the local ambulance corps and learn all about their future plans for the facility and healthcare in the community.
Check out our Explorer story about an OFVAC healthcare initiative here: https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/old-forge-health-care.
Photo at top: Conceptual photo of a potential design for the new Old Forge Volunteer Ambulance Corps facility. Photo provided by OFVAC.