The Simsbury Volunteer Ambulance Association was founded in 1957 and the first ambulance was purchased that same year with funds provided by the Kiwanis Club whose members went door to door to solicit contributions. The first ambulance was housed in a barn on property adjacent to the Holly Hill Convalescent Home, presently known as Governor’s House, and members held only an American Red Cross first aid certification. In 1965 a facility on Old Mill Lane was built as a one bay structure on land owned by the VNA.
Today, the Simsbury Volunteer Ambulance Association operates with both volunteer members and paid EMTs and Paramedics who work tirelessly to provide the Town of Simsbury with 24/7 Advanced Life Support Services. Our licensed paramedics work under the guidance of Saint Francis Hospital medical control to provide life-saving care the moment the ambulance arrives at your home.