1977, Blacklick Valley Foundation and Ambulance Service (BVFAS) has supplied both basic and advanced life support services to a large, rural, mountainous area of
west-central Cambria County, 12 miles north of Johnstown, PA. In the past few years, we have expanded our service to Nanty Glo and Vintondale boroughs, Blacklick Township, and sections of Barr
Township in Cambria County, as well as Buffington, Pine, and portions of West Wheatfield Township in Indiana County. We serve a population of 12,769 people.
BVFAS operates 24 hours per day, seven days week. We average 1,700 calls a year including Emergency and Non-Emergency transports. We operate three ambulances and an all-terrain vehicle for wildland emergencies from a single station.
BVFAS has a very diverse first-due service area, comprised mostly of low density residential, large areas of agricultural, along with commercial and industrial uses. It also contains a large number of critical infrastructure issues including:
·All buildings of the Blacklick Valley School District
·Assisted living complexes
·Three daycare centers
·Municipal water and sewage facilities
·A mine wastewater treatment plant
·US Route 422, along with PA Route 271
·Numerous fixed gas well sites
·The Ghost Town Trail, a multipurpose walking trail that traverses our coverage area, with over 100,000 annual users