Life and Honorary Members
The Blooming Grove Volunteer Ambulance Corps constitution provides for the awarding of life and honorary membership.
Salvatore joined BGVAC on October 19th 2011. In time he became qualified as a driver, served as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, and on our Fundraising Committee. Salvatore responded to over 800 calls and volunteered countless hours of service. He is remembered fondly by his peers at the ambulance for his strong commitment to serving the community, his often-expressed love of his wife Marie and his son Brandon, for his love of the students at Washingtonville and Cornwall Central School Districts where he served as a substitute teacher for many years and was known as "Mr. Man", and for playing a "mean" game of Ping Pong. Salvatore passed away on April 30th, 2020 from COVID-19 related complications which he contracted in the line of duty while on an ambulance call.
Jim joined BGVAC on March 1, 1996. In time he became qualified as a driver, emergency medical technician, served as the Captain, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, and continues to be on the Board of Directors. Jim responded to well over 1,000 calls and volunteered countless hours of service. He is known fondly by his peers at the ambulance for his strong dedication to the ambulance corps and always builds up the camaraderie. Jim is a book of knowledge at the ambulance corps and is our "jack of all trades", when you need something or need to reflect on something in the agency, Jim is the one to help. Jim currently is our longest actively serving member at Blooming Grove Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Honorary members are people from the community who have either made significant contributions to the Corps or who have shown outstanding support of the Corps. We are happy to announce the following honorary members.