History of S.A.V.A.C. Inc.
SAVAC was formed in 1971. State University budget cuts forced the Mary Walker Health Center to cut their hours. They would now close at 4p.m. on weekdays and would be closed on weekends. A group of concerned students petitioned the college and on December 31, 1971 they received permission to start a student run ambulance.
In the spring of 1972, SAVAC transformed a van into an ambulance and petitioned the State of New York Department of Health for a Certificate of Need. This C.O.N. is SAVAC’s registration as a certified ambulance and defines where we are allowed to operate. Once this was completed, SAVAC became the first fully student run ambulance corps in the nation.
Throughout the years SAVAC has purchased several ambulances and provided emergency medical care to the faculty and staff of the SUNY Oswego campus and citizens of the surrounding areas. We have kept up to date on the latest medical procedures and equipment. These improvements will lead us well into the new decade and beyond.