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, which now includes the Town and Village of Alden.

The LVAC has a combination of both paid and volunteer staff of approximately 75 members. We are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. In 2017 we added 2 new ambulances to our fleet in order to respond to the 6,000 calls a year, which gives us an available 7 BLS/ALS/Paramedic level ambulances.

We operate out of a 5-bay garage that has 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 shall supervise the corporate affairs and keeps both paid staff and volunteer members informed of said affairs.

Vice President: Allison Revelas

The Vice President shall perform the President’s duties when he is unavailable.

Secretary: Rachel Hutter

The Secretary shall take all meeting minutes, keep 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 also present a report of financial status at all meetings.

Director of Operations: Michelle Williams

The Director of Operations will oversee all EMS operations.

William Revelas

This Director will be the Sergeant in Arms and in charge of our yearly Fund Drive.

Amy Revelas

This Director will be in charge of new volunteer membership.

John O’Donnell

This Director will help in our Operations and Training departments and other duties as request. 

John O’Donnell has been with LVAC since Feb 2016. He was our Volunteer Member of the Year and one of our top Volunteer Responders as a Driver.   John has worked for the Erie County Sheriff’s office for over 25 years in various jobs and locations.  He is also a volunteer with the Newstead Fire Department and really enjoys helping his community.  John is also on our Special Events committee if you have an event or need for LVAC at an event please contact him at (716) 683-3282 ext 204

Open Seat

This Director will help in all departments.

Paid Support Staff:

Paid Staff Supervisor:

Mark Accurso

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: Stephen Thiemke

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

Training Coordinator: Lynn O’Donnell

Training coordinator is our link to updated training information and updated NYS DOH policies and procedures for patient care. They are our CME Coordinator and report to our Medical Director educational direction as well. 

Lynn O’Donnell EMT has been with LVAC since November 2015.  She has been an NYS EMT since 2004 and became a NYS EMS Instructor Coordinator in 2008.   Lynn successfully completed her AEMT level training this spring and looks forward to offering more AEMT and Basic Training opportunities for us.  To reach Mrs. O’Donnell please email her at lvactrainingdepartment@yahoo.com or (716) 683-3282 ext 203.

Purchasing Agent:
Kevin Schieber

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

Our 2018 Fund Drive will close out December 31,2018 we are close to reaching our 2018 goal, your support means a lot to the LVAC Membership!