Jamaica Estates, Holliswood, South Bayside
 Volunteer Ambulance Corps
 Jamaica Estates, Holliswood, South Bayside
 Volunteer Ambulance Corps
serving our community since 1973


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History

 
In 1973 a group of concerned citizens felt they had to do something about the poor ambulance service being provided by the city in the Jamaica and South Bayside areas. It was routinely taking 20 minutes for an ambulance to arrive and when it did it was staffed by people who had been given only minimal first-aid training. It was a situation often described as "scoop and run treatment." Citizen concern turned into action and the Jamaica Estates - Holliswood - South Bayside Volunteer Ambulance Corps was formed.

Today, the city has become better at providing ambulance service but still has a way to go as many other metropolitan areas have a response time of 5 minutes or less vs. over 10 minutes in NYC.

Our squad was one of the first in the city to offer cardiac arrest victims the benefit of early defibrillation by specially trained emergency medical technicians. The city recognizes our abilities and through a mutual aid agreement has called upon our ambulances to help at the NYC marathon, major emergencies, and mass-casualty incidents.


 
Officers for 2016
Captain / President: Daryl Mazlish
1st Lieutenant / Vice President: Brett Druss
2nd Lieutenant / Vice President: Edward Pearce
Personnel Officer: Manav Nanda
Treasurer: (Vacant)
Financial Secretary: (Vacant)
Recording Secretary: Margaret Martens
Corresponding Secretary: Lateaka Jones
Equipment & Supply: Edwin Fernandez

 

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