Serving our Community

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Original Base at 560 French Road

Founded in 1983, BVA began serving our community in June 1986. We rented our original base at 560 French Road from WXXI and purchased our first ambulance (3059). We relied on our dedicated volunteers, many of whom came from area ambulance agencies (Henrietta, Pittsford, Penfield) or would take time off from their full-time jobs, to staff our ambulance and keep our doors open.

In 1987, we purchased a second ambulance (3069) to handle our increased call volume. In May 1987, we purchased our current base, the Buckland/Horst House at 1551 Winton Road South (corner of Westfall Road), proudly repurposing a local historic landmark and providing better access to major roads and expressways.



EMTs Harvey Steron, Hamilton Stearns, Mike Palermo, & Betsy Stearns with BVA’s original Ambulance 3059.











Current Base at 1551 Winton Road South



2018 Base Expansion

In 2018, BVA completed an 11,000 ft2 base expansion. The extension connects to our original building and includes additional office/work space and a new 8-bay garage. See More Info.




More Historical Info

The following article, written by Town of Brighton Historian, Mary Jo Lanphear, appeared in the May 2023 edition of Brighton Connections magazine.  BVA Base History, Brighton Connections Magazine