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Chili Volunteer Ambulance Service

The Chili Ambulance has been serving the Town of Chili for just over 60 years. Recently, in 2006, the Ambulance Service split from the fire department forming the Chili Volunteer Ambulance Service (CVAS). The split from the fire department was a business decision and necessary for several reasons. Changes being made to the Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement systems left many of our senior citizens and those on fixed incomes with extremely high advanced life support bills. Although remaining a volunteer service, the new organization, (CVAS) was able to start billing insurance companies for emergency medical services directly. By doing this, it greatly reduced the out of pocket costs for seniors as well as lower the ambulance tax rate by nearly 30%.

The Chili Volunteer Ambulance base is located at 3320 Chili Avenue in the old Ray Sands Glass building across from Suburban Propane. We currently have 48 members answering over 2000 calls annually in a district that covers approximately 42 square miles. Because our volunteers have other jobs, the Chili Volunteer Ambulance (through contract) employees several career staff personnel to fill shifts as needed. We share an excellent relationship with the Gates Volunteer Ambulance who provides the CVAS along with our own Paramedic services 24/7 along with back up basic life support when called upon.

As we continue to move forward, our goal has been and continues to be to provide quality emergency medical services to the residents and those spending a portion of their day in the Town of Chili. The volunteers and career staff personnel work very hard every day to deliver a dedicated and compassionate service to those who need it. Working together, we all hope to make a difference.

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August 24th, 2016

Congratulations to our partners "Henrietta Ambulance" for this outstanding accomplishment... Well deserved in deed...

August 19th, 2016

Chili, N.Y. (WHAM) - Paramedics were able to revive a 16-month-old girl Friday morning who was found unresponsive in the family pool. The girl's parents and paramedics worked together to revive the girl, who was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital. Deputies said when the family left for the hospital, the girl had a strong pulse and was breathing on her own. Our Prayers are with the entire family.....

August 6th, 2016

Chili Ambulance at the 2016 Clifton Parade... Providing carnival stand-by afterwords... Its what we do ! ! ... thanks everyone..

July 28th, 2016

This past Wednesday night we took a trip to visit the Kessler Trauma Center at Strong Memorial Hospital. It was an awesome trip to see the ICU, Helipad and some of the Emergency Department! Thank you Frank Manzo for giving us this opportunity!

July 8th, 2016

There are no words for the brutal attack upon the Dallas Police Department during a peaceful protest on the evening of 7/7/2016. Our hearts are heavy and our thoughts along with prayers are with all of those this horrible event has effected...


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Phone: (585) 889-8614
Fax: (585) 889-9796

Chili Volunteer Ambulance Service
3320 Chili Ave
Rochester, NY 14624

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