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Our Story...


For over fifty years, the Marathon Fire Department Emergency Squad operated as an all-volunteer EMS agency. In spite of a rich history of service since its formation in 1948, the emergency squad faced critical manpower shortages in the late 1990s due to a lack of volunteer EMTs available during the daytime hours. MAVAC was created when the ambulance service separated from the fire department to form a not-for-profit organization that could hire career paramedics and bill for patient services.


MAVAC’s mission is to furnish those in need of its services with quality pre-hospital care consistent with the highest standards of emergency medical treatment. MAVAC provides ALS and BLS ambulance service to the residents of Marathon, Lapeer, Freetown, Virgil and Lisle, as well as mutual aid to a number of neighboring districts throughout Central NY.


MAVAC operate two NYS certified ALS ambulances and an ALS fly-car and is based out of the Marathon fire station.

"Excellence in Emergency Medical Services"

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