About Us

Brentwood Legion Ambulance was established by William J.A. Seymour. He was driven to the hospital after he was the badly injured, sole survivor of a severe Brentwood automobile accident in March 1959.

Because Brentwood did not have its own ambulance at the time, he waited almost two hours for one. Mr. Seymour knew that a change needed to take place in his neighborhood.

By gathering fellow members from American Legion’s Joseph Loeffler Post 1006 in Brentwood, he was able to start the Brentwood Legion Ambulance. They purchased a 1948 Cadillac hearse and converted into an ambulance, all while training 25 volunteers. Since that time, BLA has grown to over 250 members with 8 state-of-the-art ambulances.

Our Youth Squad, also known as Explorer Post 325, is a co-ed division of the Boy Scouts of America.

Explorer Post 325’s mission is to teach our younger members the knowledge and skills of emergency medical services. In addition to various first aid skills, they are taught cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In fact, we specifically tailor a curriculum to them that’s similar to that of a New York State First Responder. At the age of 16, they are able to ride on our ambulances, as well as answer 911 calls with a trained crew monitoring and teaching them.

Our younger members are constantly giving back to the community by attending local events as well.

They are also provided with opportunities to grow within Brentwood Legion Ambulance. A large number of our current members were originally in Explorer Post 325, and have continued to stay with us for years.

We encourage both boys and girls between the ages of 14-21 to join.

Current Officers

Andrew Viskovich

President / Chief of Department

Francisco Martinez

Vice President / First Asst Chief

Hector X. Feliciano

Secretary / Second Asst Chief

David Olsen

Treasurer / Third Asst. Chief

Clarence D. Carey

Recording Secretary / Fourth Asst Chief

Michael Smith

Board of Directors

Joseph Kornahrens

Board of Directors / Captain

Joel Valdez

Board of Directors

Gene Mui

Board of Directors/ Captain

Gabrielle Valentin

Board of Directors

Past Officers

By serving as the President of Brentwood Legion Ambulance, the following men and women have gone above the call of duty and truly dedicated themselves to the local community.

We’re proud of every single individual that has contributed to our organization, and those who continue to do so in the future as well.

If you’re interested in joining but want to know more, click here.