Volunteer Ambulance Corps Works In Under Served Brooklyn Neighborhood : News Photo

Volunteer Ambulance Corps Works In Under Served Brooklyn Neighborhood

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21: Members of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps (BSVAC), wheel a stretcher to an ambulance on June 21, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough New York City. BSVAC is the nation's first minority-run volunteer ambulance corps which was founded in 1988 by two EMS workers, Captain James ''Rocky'' Robinson and Specialist Joe Perez. The BSVAC has historically worked in the poor and crime afflicted neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant where many residents do not have health insurance. BSVAC has struggled financially with three their five ambulances currently inactive as they cannot afford to insure them. Despite this, BSVAC responds to thousands of 911 calls a year, many of them resulting from gun shots and stabbings. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21: Members of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps (BSVAC), wheel a stretcher to an ambulance on June 21, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough New York City. BSVAC is the nation's first minority-run volunteer ambulance corps which was founded in 1988 by two EMS workers, Captain James ''Rocky'' Robinson and Specialist Joe Perez. The BSVAC has historically worked in the poor and crime afflicted neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant where many residents do not have health insurance. BSVAC has struggled financially with three their five ambulances currently inactive as they cannot afford to insure them. Despite this, BSVAC responds to thousands of 911 calls a year, many of them resulting from gun shots and stabbings. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Members of the BedfordStuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps wheel a... News Photo 171120112Borough - District Type,Brooklyn - New York,Horizontal,Human Interest,New York City,People,Poverty,Stretcher,USA,WheelPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21: Members of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps (BSVAC), wheel a stretcher to an ambulance on June 21, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough New York City. BSVAC is the nation's first minority-run volunteer ambulance corps which was founded in 1988 by two EMS workers, Captain James ''Rocky'' Robinson and Specialist Joe Perez. The BSVAC has historically worked in the poor and crime afflicted neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant where many residents do not have health insurance. BSVAC has struggled financially with three their five ambulances currently inactive as they cannot afford to insure them. Despite this, BSVAC responds to thousands of 911 calls a year, many of them resulting from gun shots and stabbings. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)