Wethersfield Volunteer Ambulance Association is an all-volunteer organization that currently provides 911 emergency medical and standby services to the town of Wethersfield. WVAA operates between the hours of 6pm - 6am during the week and 24 hours on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. Each year, WVAA serves approximately 2,000 patients.
WVAA is a basic life support service that partners with Aetna Ambulance Service to provide care when advanced life support evaluation and measures are needed. WVAA provides non-emergency transport services by reservation if a crew is available. Please email us to inquire about non-emergency transport.
WVAA's budget is exclusively funded through transport fees and generous donations from the community. The two membership-owned ambulances and operations are located at the station on Prospect Street. A brief history of our organization from the Wethersfield Historical Society is provided below.
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"The Wethersfield Lions’ Club was responsible for raising funds for the Wethersfield Volunteer Association, which began service in 1956. Its first ambulance was garaged at as gasoline station at the corner of Wells Road and the Silas Deane Highway, then at Firehouse No 2. In 1962 the Ambulance Association built its headquarters on land provided by the town on Lancaster Road. The construction of this building was financed by members of the association. The town built the present headquarters on Prospect Street in 1982. The association has two ambulances and is stilled manned by professionally trained volunteers. "(Excerpt from "20th Century Wethersfield" by Lois M. Wieder (https://www.wethersfieldhistory.org/articles/twentieth-century-wethersfield/)
WVAA Board of Directors
Overall management of WVAA is entrusted to the Board of Directors (BOD). Generally, the duties of the BOD include the power to set policies and procedures to govern the affairs and conduct of WVAA.
Dennis McMahon joined WVAA in 1984 as an EMT and has served the organization through multiple terms as Chief. Dennis is responsible for the overall management and operation of the service.
When he's not leading WVAA, Dennis can be found working as an attorney and volunteering with several organizations including Wethersfield Little League. Dennis also teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, CT.