Members of the Middle Village Volunteer Ambulance Corp., Inc., will show off their now ambulance acquired through a New York State Grant through the efforts of Sen. Serf Maltese.

A dedication ceremony will be held on September 23rd after the Juniper Park Civic Association meeting at Our Lady of Hope Church, Middle Village.

After many years of service responding to emergency calls, the old 1990 Ford Wheel Coach ambulance will be replaced by a 1999 Ford Braud Mini Mod that will contain the state of the art equipment.

Thomas Testa, president of MVVAC praised Sen. Maltese and the community “for their efforts in obtaining the new ambulance and the much needed supplies for the trauma troopers which will increase our ability to respond to emergency calls and promote life support to the people of Middle Village and parts of Maspeth.

The ambulance corps also maintains an ambulance transportation service that can be called by physicians or patients to transport people to the hospital of their choice. And there is no charge for the service.”

The MVVAC “life team was founded in 1973 and continues to provide free emergency medical service for residents of the community.

The dedication ceremony will end with a bottle of champagne to be broken over the ambulance by Sen. Maltese. Msgr. Nicholas W. Sivillo, pastor of Our Lady of Hope parish will bless the new emergency vehicle.

After the ceremony, the community will be invited to visit inside the ambulance and partake in refreshments in the church gym.