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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October 7, 2001
The Jamaica Estates Volunteer Ambulance Corps attends the E.M.S. Memorial Service at Forest Park in Queens. This event was to Honor our colleagues in EMS who gave their lives in the Line of Duty on September 11, 2001.

October 5, 2001
The Jamaica Estates Volunteer Ambulance Corps heads back into Ground Zero to provide stand-by coverage. This was covered by Terri Heumann, Jim Downey, and Dan Hurley from Little Neck Douglaston VAC. This coverage was for 24 hours.

September 11, 2001
The Jamaica Estates Volunteer Ambulance Corps responds to the World Trade Center Disaster. Three of our members were injured but thankfully all of our members are safe and accounted for.

Orlando Abreus responded directly to the scene in his private vehicle to Aid in Search and Rescue. He was caught in one of the collapses and was transported by boat to Jersey City Medical Center. He was treated for injuries from falling debris and released later that evening. Orlando's private vehicle was destroyed. His vehicle was on lease and his insurance claim has been denied. At the present time Orlando does not have a private vehicle, anyone wishing to make a donation to help this dedicated member please call 718-464-0592.

Jeff Bernstein, Mike Hartmann, Shelly Kramer and Stu Schwartz responded with AMB-4 to the scene. They transported four patients to treatment facilities and were then sent to a staging area at Chelsea Piers with numerous other volunteer, municipal and commercial ambulances from all over New York and surrounding states.

Jeff Ingbur and Jim Downey picked up AMB-5 from the service station in North Babylon. Upon return, Jeff drove AMB-5 to a staging area at Cunningham Park. Jim Downey drove Car-1 collecting water, juice, ice and bagels from area merchants, some of whom generously donated the supplies and brought them to the staging area at Cunningham Park for the Firefighters and EMS personel from Long Island who were awaiting assignment.

Terri Heumann also responded to the staging area at Cunningham Park after being released from work and later reported to the headquarters as acting Duty Officer.

A little after 3:00pm Car-1, AMB-5 along with Bay Ccommunity VAC were sent to Long Island Jewish Hospital to pick up waiting doctors and nurses and transport them to the surgical treatment area set up at Chelsea Piers.

Ron Freed responded to the headquarters to Dispatch. Ron provided a vital service keeping our members at the dangerous site of Ground Zero in close radio contact.

A Tuesday evening crew of Joe Burkard, John Christy, and Warren Weiss. We has an overnight crew of Joe Burkard, John Christy and Jim Downey who stayed on duty for the Wednesday day shift until the regular Wednesday crew took over.

The following members were involved in EMS activity on Tuesday and Wednesday 9/11/01, 9/12/01 in the Trade Center response either on extra duty or regular shift:
   Orlando Abreus
Jeff Bernstein
Joe Burkard
John Christy
Jim Downey
   Ron Freed
Mike Hartmann
Terri Heumann
Jeff Ingber
Jennifer Konigsberg
   Brad Mann
Stu Schwartz
Dan Tyroler
Warren Weiss
Some of the above risked their lives when they entered areas of extreme danger including possible exposure to weapons of mass destruction. They are to be commended for their activities.

May 12, 2001
On Saturday May 12, 2001 we held a 12 mile Motorcade and a dedication ceremony of our two new ambulances. In attendance were many members of our squad as well as members from various Volunteer Ambulance Corps as well as Senator Padavan and Assemblyman Weprin. It was a beautiful ceremony and a big Thank You to all who helped make this celebration one we will all remember for many years to come. See the photos from this event.

April 3, 2001
Alan Lax of Queens Village-Hollis-Bellerose VAC died on Tuesday 4/3/01. From 9/5/81 to 1994 Alan was a member of Jamaica Estates VAC and held officer positions including Personnel Officer in 1992 and 2nd Lieutenant in 1993. He resigned to join his wife at Queens Village VAC. He was also EMT instructor with the Center For Emergency Care Training. Alan's wake at Stutzmann's Funeral Home in Queens Village and burial at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale was attended by several squad members.





 
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