K-B Ambulance Corps, Inc
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K-B Ambulance Corps was organized in 1939 as an all volunteer corps serving the towns of Killingly and Brooklyn Connecticut. The original headquarters was established on Furnace Street in Danielson in the current location of The Imperial Room. The first service of its kind in Northeastern Connecticut, K-B Ambulance Corps is the primary emergency medical transport provider for the Town of Killingly.
K-B Ambulance is a non-profit organization. We routinely assist other area services on a call-by-call basis as needed. With our four ambulances and 1 service truck, we average 243 EMS calls a month. In 1980, K-B moved to its current location on Westcott Road, a former body shop retrofitted to meet the Corps needs. In the early 1990’s, the town of Brooklyn formed its own ambulance service with the Mortlake Fire Company.
July 2012 – KB Ambulance published our new Training website, where you can find information on any upcoming classes being held here at KB Ambulance.
In 1995 K-B added a full-time paid administrator, one part-time and two full-time Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). Today, the full time K-B staff consists of an Administrator, Operations Manager, Supervisor and 6 full time EMTs and 1 part time EMTs.
Paid crews now protect our community Monday thru Friday, 12 a.m.- 6 p.m., and 24 hours a day Saturday and Sunday. They are supplemented by a force of 26 volunteer EMTs and 24 Emergency Medical Responders. They cover the time when paid staff is not on duty and also handle any second, third and fourth crew calls.
The Board of Directors of the KB Ambulance Corps, Inc. of Killingly, CT announces that at its March 10, 2021 meeting it appointed Stephen A. Varga as Administrator. Since August 2020, Mr. Varga has served in the role of Acting Administrator in addition to his position of Director of Operations.
Ronald Curran, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, says, “It is with great pleasure that I announce that Stephen Varga has been selected, and has accepted, the position of KB Ambulance Administrator.
In addition to nearly 30 years of EMS service and 6 years at KB Ambulance, Stephen Varga has shown his ability to rise to the challenge when called upon. Through Stephen’s career he has gained a firm understanding of the work and details associated with the operations of KB Ambulance and Paramedic services and the needs of the communities we serve.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish to thank all the members and staff at KB for your continued dedication to KB Ambulance and the people we serve. Please join us in welcoming Stephen Varga as the new KB Administrator. We look forward to a promising future.”
As a state licensed Paramedic since 2004, Mr. Varga joined KB Ambulance in 2015 to provide expertise to launch its paramedic services program. Initially hired as a Supervisor for the purpose of developing and recruiting for its new paramedic program, Mr. Varga was quickly offered the Director of Operations position, in which he was responsible to oversee the day-to-day operations of KB Ambulance. In this capacity, he also assisted the Administrator in managing all aspects of EMS operations and business at KB. His commitment helped KB secure and continue a contract since 2017 with Northeast Connecticut Council of Governments (NECCOG) to provide paramedic service to nine towns in the Northeastern Connecticut area, providing vital advanced life support medical care to the communities. During Mr. Varga’s tenure, KB Ambulance also grew beyond the Town of Killingly to provide ambulance service through contracts with the Towns of Pomfret, Eastford and Hampton.
Overall, Mr. Varga has 30 combined years of Emergency Medical Services experience through his volunteer status at Windham Center and Mansfield Fire Departments. He is currently a Captain at Windham Center Fire Department. Mr. Varga also has 22 years in the professional sector at emergency transport and intercept services in Connecticut. After starting as an Emergency Medical Technician in 1999 at American Ambulance Service, Inc. in Norwich, Mr. Varga transitioned to earn his Paramedic medical control in 2004 and in 2007 was promoted to Associate Supervisor. During this same time frame, he was the owner/operator of an independent retail business.
Mr. Varga serves as an appointed Board Member of the Eastern Connecticut EMS Council and is the Northeast Subdivision Chairperson. He also holds certifications for Connecticut Emergency Medical Services Instructor and American Heart Association Instructor.
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We are looking for individuals who want to serve their community. K-B Ambulance Corps, Inc is an equal opportunity employer.
K-B Ambulance Corps, Inc
P.O. Box 209
294 Westcott Road
Danielson, CT 06239
Phone: 860-774-7625 • Fax: 860-779-2069
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm EST