Membership Information

Member Application

There are three (3) categories of membership in the Association:

    • (Agency, Department, Service Membership) – A community-based: volunteer ambulance, not-for-profit ambulance services, or emergency medical first response service with trained volunteer and/or career personnel and equipment for emergency care and/or transportation certified by the NYS-DOH BEMS. Voting Membership (equivalent to 25 individual votes).
    • (Paid by Agency Membership) – A Member Organization can buy or pay for Individual Membership on behalf of its members/employees who are eligible for NYSVARA Individual Membership. Provides a discount on the Individual Membership rate.
    • For-profit organizations, hospitals, health care facilities, training centers, regional EMS councils/program agencies, individuals, etc. that wish to support the mission of NYSVARA and stay informed via NYSVARA Communications. Non-voting status.
    • NYS residents who are certified EMS providers, allied health professionals (LPN, RN, DO, MD, etc.), members, directors, or administrators involved with a NYS community-based: volunteer, not-for-profit ambulance service, or emergency medical first response service. Voting Membership.
    • Combined membership recognizes the importance or working collaboratively at the State and National level and provides the benefits of two great organizations at a discounted rate. Voting Membership in both organizations
  • SUBCRIBER (Subscribing Member)
    • Individuals with an interest in EMS who desire to be kept informed via NYSVARA communications, e-mail blasts, newsletters, legislative bulletins, etc., but who do not meet the requirements for Individual Membership. Non-voting status.

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Individual and Squad members have full voting rights. Sustaining & Subscribing memberships are non-voting, and are for corporate or commercial firms wishing to support the goals of the Association. Members are organized into regions within the state.

With regional agencies now more involved than ever in EMS, it is more important than ever for volunteer squads to organize locally or to support local units (i.e. Districts) of the Association. The local Districts provide an important forum for local volunteer ambulance and rescue squads. Where a local district is not established, any 5 member squads can establish one. An existing local volunteer organization including five or more squads can be incorporated into the Association. Each District elects a Director who serves on the Association's Board of Directors.

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