Town of
Lake Pleasant
Emergency Management

Speculator Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Intersection of State Routes 8 & 30, Speculator NY 12164
Office: (518) 548-5911
Emergency: 9-1-1

Speculator Volunteer Ambulance Corps was organized in 1970, and has been serving the Town of Lake Pleasant and the Village of Speculator ever since. It currently has 27 members - three Certified First Responders, 14 Basic EMTs, one Paramedic, one Critical Care Technician and eight motor vehicle operators. The Corps is a fully volunteer agency; its sole source of income is voluntary contributions. There is never a charge for services rendered, no members are paid for their services, and no local tax monies are used for its operation. The Corps is fully certified by the New York State Department of Health. It has a lengthy transport time for patients – the nearest hospital is 45 miles away! Helicopter transport is being increasingly utilized for major trauma incidents, and provides a transport time of some 22 minutes to Albany Medical Center.


Total Number of Calls = 162;
Calls Reported as Illness = 106;
Calls Reported as Injuries = 45;
[Balance of other calls were lift assist (4), stand-bys, no patient found, etc.]
Man/Hours expended = 1,401;
Miles Ambulance Traveled = 11,263;
Avg. Patient Age = 57;
Avg. Response Time (from time of call received to personnel on scene) = 5.6 minutes

A big thank you to all the volunteers and to the community for their support for SVAC. And thank you Phil Mulleedy and Ken Kuhrt for your leadership.