Johnsonville- The Johnsonville Volunteer Ambulance Service (JVAS) held a celebration on Sunday August 10th at the River Road squad house to celebrate 50 years of service to the community. The ambulance service was started in September 1963 by a group of area residents for the purpose of providing emergency medical services to the community. The first formal business meeting was held on September 9th 1963. Prior to the JVAS being formally established, the community was served by neighboring Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad. Many of the members of the newly formed JVAS had been affiliated with Hoosic Valley and the first ambulance owned by the JVAS came from the Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad (HVRS).
Read the entire article in the August 14th issue of the Express.