The Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corporation was incorporated in 1953 and has been responding to calls throughout all of Lancaster and Depew for over 60 years. In 2016 we expanded our coverage area to include the Town and Village of Alden.
LVAC has a combination staff consisting of both paid and volunteer members. We continually add to our fleet and equipment in order to provided the best service possible to our community. We respond to 6,000 calls annually.
We operate out of a 5-bay garage that is outfitted with full amenities for our crews. Home base is centrally located within the call districts, located near Walden and Central Avenues.
President: Chester Popiolkowski
The President oversees all corporate affairs while keeping both paid staff and volunteer staff informed.
Chester “Chet” Popiolkowski has been the longest serving president in the history of LVAC. He has been a member since 1983. He is a Production Manager, Resident Composer and Sound Designer for the Theater of Youth.
Vice President: Allison Revelas
The Vice President shall perform the President’s duties when he is unavailable.
Allison Revelas is a life member of LVAC. She started at the early age 14 as an explorer. Allison is a Registered Nurse at a local hospital. In her Role as Vice President, she has established herself as dedicated and hardworking.
Secretary: Kurt Schoenhals
The Secretary shall record all meeting minutes, maintain all corporate records and handle all corporate correspondence. Kurt is a NYS Paramedic and works Full time for a local trade school as a Welding instructor. Kurt is also a member and past chief of the Reserve Fire Department.
The Treasurer shall keep all corporate financials in order and up to date, he will report the financial status at all monthly meetings.
Brian Foote is a veteran of the US Army, he served our county overseas in the middle east. Brian is a Purple Heart Recipient. He finds time in his busy schedule to enjoy his hobbies of hunting and fishing.
Director of Operations: Keith Reed
The Director of Operations oversee all EMS operations.
Keith was appointer Director of Operations in January of 2022. He has been an EMT for approx. 15 years, and joined to see what LVAC does on the “back side of ems that he hasn’t experienced in his ems career. Keith is also a member of the Twin District Fire Company.
This Director serves as our Sergeant in Arms and is in charge of our yearly Fund Drive.
William “Bill” Revelas is our Senior director and head dispatcher. Bill not only volunteers as LVAC but also for the Village of Lancaster Fire Department. Bill works full time at the University of Buffalo in the code enforcement division.
This Director is in charge of processing new volunteer membership.
Amy Revelas has been an EMT at LVAC for many years. Like her sister, she too started at an early age as an explorer. Amy works full time for the University of Buffalo as a Police Dispatcher and part time at the Lancaster Courthouse.
This Director will help in both our Operations and Training departments.
John O’Donnell has been a volunteer at LVAC since February of 2016. John has worked for the Erie County Sheriff’s office for over twenty-eight years in various position. John finds time in his busy schedule to also volunteer with the Newstead Volunteer Fire Company.
This Director helps with all the departments.
Nancy Revelas is a life long member of LVAC, when she is not helping serve in her newest board member title for 2020 she is our Explorer Post adviser. She currently assists on our membership committee
Paid Support Staff:
Chief of Compliance :
This supervisor oversees Patient Care and Clinical aspects of our EMS Agency as well as our admin for our EPCR and Billing Software. Rob also assists with AHA classes as needed and is a WREMAC Preceptor
Chief of Narcotics:
This Supervisor will handle coordination of Advanced level providers and narcotics as well as overseeing the paid staff.
Brian is also a Volunteer Firefighter at Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Association
Compliance Officer: Sarah Popiela
This Manager handles issues with Corporate compliance and regulations
Chief of Fleet and Infrastructure: Christian Reed
This Chief handles all Fleet Maintance and repair scheduling, and Building repairs and expansion. Sits on the Ambulance and Building Committees and does day to day supervision issues with Paid Staff
Training Coordinator: Lynn O’Donnell
The Training coordinator oversees all training components of both the paid and volunteer staff. The coordinator ensures all providers complete the standards set forth by New York state and LVAC. Also is our inhouse CME Coordinator
Lynn has been an EMS instructor for many years teaching classes at various locations. She currently instructs for Erie County EMS and Niagara Community College at the EMT and AEMT Level.
Chief of Purchasing: Kevin Schieber
This Chief is in charge of supply and equipment ordering ambulance stocking and handling staff challenges and issues that arise in our daily operational needs and handles Payroll and HR items as needed.