Community

Community Education: The Chili Volunteer Ambulance web site has been set up to assist the members of the community with general health care questions and related concerns. Links to other sites such as WebMD, LifeSpan, Child and Adult Protectives, Red Cross, The Town of Chili, and The County of Monroe can be found in the “Links” section of this page. If your organization or group wants to know more about the Chili Volunteer Ambulance, it’s history or services you are asked to call (585) 334-4190.

Community CPR: The Chili Volunteer Ambulance encourages the public to be CPR trained. Periodic American Heart Assoc. classes are held at our headquarters at 280 Calkins Road in Henrietta. If your group (business, doctors office, daycare, or sports organization) is interested in this type of training, click here to sign-up or call 334-4190. There is no charge for permanent residents of Chili to attend CPR classes.The Chili Volunteer Ambulance encourages the public to be CPR trained. Periodic American Heart Assoc. classes are held at the Ambulance base located at 3320 Chili Ave. If your group (business, doctors office, daycare, or sports organization) is interested in this type of training, we ask that you contact us on our business line at (585) 334-4190 and we will will do our best to accommodate your needs. Help save a life, learn CPR.

Loan Closet: We offer two opportunities to borrow items. You can visit our headquarters at 280 Calkins Road to borrow crutches, canes, walkers and wheelchairs.

Or, the Chili Lions Club has items available as well. A donation to the Chili Lyons is appreciated but not required. If you are in need of these items, please contact the following individuals: Robert Foos – 594-8512 or Don Cussen – 594-9606.

Blood Pressure Screening: Because the Chili Volunteer Ambulance encourages preventative health, residents may stop by the base anytime between 9am and 5pm for a free blood pressure check. Parking is available in the front lot and citizens are asked to ring the doorbell for assistance. Please keep in mind that the base may not be staffed as the crew on duty may be on an emergency assignment.

It should be noted: If you are having a problem with your blood pressure or symptoms such as, chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath or dizziness and require emergency medical assistance, please call 911 and help will come to you.

Special Events / Stand-bys: Citizens groups, Businesses and Organizations wishing to have the Chili Volunteer Ambulance present during there event should contact our offices at (585) 334-4190 well prior the event to make the necessary arraignments. Note: Based on crew availability and call volume. the ambulance assigned to/at your event may need to leave to cover a higher priority assignment.Citizens groups, Businesses and Organizations wishing to have the Chili Volunteer Ambulance present during there event should contact our offices at (585) 334-4190 at least 1 month prior the event to make the necessary arraignments. Note: Based on crew availability and call volume. the ambulance assigned to/at your event may need to leave to cover a higher priority assignment.

Those organizations requiring a medical stand-by with more than 5,000 participants are required to follow the New York State Department of Health Guidelines, Part 18 for public gatherings (NYS DOH Part 18). The permit process is detailed and does have an associated cost. A two month lead time is highly suggested. The organization hosting the event is solely responsible for the permit as well as EMS services. The Chili Volunteer Ambulance will do our best to assist organizations in meeting this criteria.

For more information about community standbys, please contact Deb Curran at dcurran@chsmobilehealth.org

Teddy Bear Clinics: As an educational tool, the Chili Volunteer Ambulance visits local elementary schools to talk with children about emergency medicine and why people need to to be seen at the hospital. Teachers and children play key parts pretending to be ambulance personnel and hospital staff. The youngest children are given teddy bears with make-believe injuries and illnesses and allowed to travel through the treatment process. At the end of the day, the children have a better understanding of both doctor and hospital visits. Hopefully, the young boys and girls will be less scared of medical personnel if or when the need should arise.

 

Emergency: 911
Phone: (585) 334-4190
Fax: (585) 334-8172

Chili Station
3320 Chili Ave
Rochester, NY 14624

CHS Health Care Headquarters
280 Calkins Rd
Rochester, NY 14623

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