The City of Glen Cove Volunteer Emergency Medical Service Corps works 24/7 to protect it's citizens and visitors.  Established in 1985 as a fully volunteer organization, GC VEMS has grown to over 50 active Volunteer members working closely with full time Basic & Advanced Life Support EMT's.


The Crew


Originally established as a fully volunteer organization, Glen Cove Volunteer EMS members are active patient care providers ranging in experience from Apparatus Drivers, Basic Life Support, EMT, EMT-CC and Paramedic status working in conjunction with full time Basic and Advanced Life Support EMT's. GC EMS is managed by the Chief of the Department, has 2 assistant chiefs, 1 captain, and 2 lieutenants.

The Apparatus

Photo Credit: A.Carpenter

The City of Glen Cove Volunteer EMS responds to emergencies with it's core fleet of Advanced  Life Support Ambulances & First Responder Emergency Vehicles.

 Volunteers display a flashing GREEN light to notify driver's that they are responding to a Life Emergency.

We provide on-site EMS staffing for various events throughout the city, such as concerts in the park and GCHS football games.

The Association


The City of Glen Cove Volunteer Emergency Medical Services Association is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to raising and administrating the revenues needed to maintain and grow the Agency.  Training, recruiting, and retention programs are examples of the Association's responsibilities.  It is largely through  community's donations that Glen Cove Volunteer EMS is able to provide pre-hospital healthcare to the citizens of Glen Cove. We truly appreciate your continued support.