Malverne Volunteer Ambulance Corps PO Box 43, Malverne, NY11565 A member of the Malverne Lions Club introduced the idea of of purchasing an ambulance for the village in 1967, after a…More young boy who lived on his street was struck by a car while riding his bicycle. The boy had laid there for 25 minites waiting for a county ambulance to arrive. After this incident, several members of the Lions Club and their president, Jon Viunu, went door-to-door and raised $6,000 to purchase an ambulance. Then, four Lions Club members and 19 village came together to form the Malverne Volunteer Ambulance Corps and raised an additional $1,000 to purchase the necessary equipment. They all completed 18 months of first aid training and then put the ambulance to service on a 24-hour basis. Today, MVAC has over 40 members and two fully equipped ambulances. In 2010, local groups came together to hold a concert to raise money to build a headquarters for the Malverne Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Malverne Fire Department 30 Broadway, Malverne, NY11565 When the fire department in Malverne was created in 1911 it was called Norwood Hook & Ladder Company. The first fire…More engine was a small hand-drawn cart equipped with leather buckets, a few short ladders and firefighting tools. A year later, the company acquired its first utility truck, which had extension ladders and soon after purchased two lots on Broadway, where the first fire house was built. In 1923, the village signed a contract with the company to establish fire protection for its residents and acquired it 12 years later, changing the name to the Malverne Fire Department. In addition to protecting Malverne, the department also responds to fires in Malverne Park, North Lynbrook and parts of North Valley Stream and Franklin Square. All of the volunteers who serve as firefighters are residents of either Malverne or areas that comprise the fire district. They have all completed classroom and hands-on training through the fire academy and the firehouse. Young adults between ages 13 and 18 can also join the Junior Firefighters program.