About Us

Our History:

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.

Board Members:

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.


Brian Foote

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: David Schneider

The Director of Operations oversee all EMS operations.

Dave was appointed the position of Director of Operations in 2020. He has been an EMT since 2002 with various experience in paid and volunteer services. 

William Revelas

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.

Amy Revelas

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.

John O’Donnell

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.

Nancy Revelas

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:

Paid Staff Supervisor:

David Mangus

This Supervisor will handle scheduling, payroll and oversee the paid staff.

Paid Staff Supervisor:

Mark Noworyta

This Supervisor will handle coordination of Advanced level providers and narcotics as well as overseeing the paid staff.

Paid Staff Supervisor:
Rob Sank

This Supervisor will handle all electronic PCR’s, assist with ALS and narcotics as well as overseeing the paid staff.

Building & Fleet Manager:  Coming Soon! 

This Manager will oversee and manage all building & fleet maintenance.

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.

Lynn has been an EMS instructor for many years teaching classes at various locations. She currently instructs for Erie County EMS. Lynn is on the Erie County EMS Advisory board and holds a seat on the Wyoming-Erie Regional Council.  Lynn is also a member of the Newstead VFC. 

Purchasing Agent:
Kevin Schieber

This position will oversee and manage all stocking and ordering of all corporation equipment and supplies.

Remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing. As always, stay safe.