3879 was the last of the 'large-module' ambulances operated by PVA. Specifications for this ambulance were developed by long-serving members Don and Kay Hammond, and were a standard for many area ambulance services. 3879 was the last custom-designed, large-mod ambulance to receive their stamp of approval - the end of an era.
While our crews were focused primarily on the Pittsford community, EMTs and Paramedics operating this ambulance have also responded to support our neighbors in Perinton, Penfield, East Rochester, Brighton, Henrietta, Rush, Honeoye Falls, and Mendon.
As a result of the 5,500 responses made on this ambulance, 3879 served:
- More than 1,500 patients from motor vehicle collisions
- More 1,000 injuries ranging from minor to multi-system trauma
- 670 patients who experienced a fall (with or without significant injury)
- 350 responses in pandemic conditions (COVID-19)
- Roughly 200 stand-by events in support of Fire and Law Enforcement operations, school and professional sports, community gatherings and tours, and community education / demonstrations
- 103 patients experiencing a stroke
- 78 patients experiencing an acute cardiac emergency
- 64 patients experiencing allergic reactions
- 45 patients experiencing cardiac arrest, including 6 patients who were resuscitated by EMTs and Paramedics in the field
- 4 obstetrics cases, including 1 childbirth in the field
- 1 canal rescue