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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Jamaica Estates - Holliswood - South Bayside Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
April 2006 Monthly Newsletter

Captain: Daryl Mazlish
1st Lieutenant: Martin Grillo
2nd Lieutenant: Sam Merel
Treasurer: Jennifer Konigsberg
Financial Secretary: (Vacant)
Recording Secretary: Margaret Martens
Corresponding Secretary: (Vacant)
Personnel Officer: Ed Pearce (Acting)
Equipment & Supply: Daniel Tyroler

Upcoming Meetings
  • Wednesday – 4/19/06 8:00PM – Board of Director’s Meeting
  • Wednesday – 4/26/06 8:00PM – General Membership Meeting
Nominations for all open positions will be taken at the next General Membership meeting to be held on April 26, 2006.

Duty Officer Rotations
1st Lt. Martin Grillo:  April, June, August, October, December
2nd Lt. Sam Merel:  May, July, September, November
• Dispatchers are asked to contact the Duty Officer at the beginning of shift to confirm that the squad is in operation.

Operations Reminders
  • Check out sheets for the ambulance and equipment are to be completed at the beginning of each shift.
  • Please empty the trash from the ambulance at the end of each shift.

Fund Drive
  • 15,000 envelopes were stuffed and labeled by the FEGS group at the Samuel Field Y for the Annual Building Fund Drive mailing. Approximately 12,000 letters were mailed in December 2005. So far, approximately $14,000 has been collected so far.

Grants
  • $33,680 US Government Assistance to Firefighters [and EMS] Grant to the squad was announced 8/19/05. Funds will be used for EMS equipment, PPE and Wellness and Fitness programs.
  • A check for $2,000 was received as part of a grant secured by NYS Assemblyman Mark Weprin.
  • Awaiting funds from a $3,000 grant secured by NYC Councilman David I. Weprin.

Ambulance Maintenance
JAM-6: Fully operational.
JAM-7: Fully operational.

A Message From NYS Dept Of Health, Edward G. Wronski, Director, Bureau Of Emergency Medical Services
The American Heart Association has published their new 2005 Guidelines for Emergency Cardiac Care. The AHA has implemented a timeline spanning through the fall of 2006 for the implementation of these new guidelines within their courses.
            The New York State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee and Emergency Medical Services Council is in the process of reviewing the new AHA Guidelines. It is important to remember that these are guidelines set forth by the AHA and must be individually reviewed to determine which guidelines will become the standard of care within NYS. The SEMAC and SEMSCO have begun this review process. When this process is complete, they will vote on which guidelines to accept within NYS.
            Once the guidelines have been approved by SEMAC and SEMSCO, the Bureau of EMS will begin the process of changing all levels of the NYS written Certification Examinations, Practical Skills Examinations, Statewide BLS Protocols, curricula and Policy Statement 02-04. Until that time, all of the above mentioned items will still reflect the AHA 2000 Guidelines.
            The Bureau of EMS will notify Course Sponsors as to when the change in certification examinations will be complete. Please continue to check our web site for updates to the process of accepting the 2005 AHA Guidelines.

Special Event Crew Needed
  • Saturday April 8, 2006 – 9:45am to 10:30am
    Mid Queens Fresh Meadows Little League Parade. Staging at Springfield Blvd at 73rd Avenue Parade will start around 10:00am and run west on 73rd Avenue to 210 Street ballfields, and will take approximately 30 minutes.
  • Saturday April 22, 2006 – 9:00am to 10:00am
    Jamaica Estates Holliswood Little League Parade. Staging at Cunningham Park parking lot at Union Tpke at 196 Street. Parade will start around 9:30am and run north on Francis Lewis Blvd to east on 73rd Avenue to the bathhouse, and will take approximately 30 minutes.
  • Saturday April XX, 2006, - 10:30am to approximately 11:30am
    Queens Village Hollis Bellerose Little League Parade. Staging at Burger King parking lot on Hillside Avenue at 217 Street. Parade starts at approximately 10:30am and runs east on Hillside Avenue to the Preller baseball fields, just past 238 Street. The parade usually lasts approximately 45 minutes.
  • Sunday 4/30/06 from 9:30am to 11:30am
    Alley Pond Striders will have its annual 5K Challenge Run. Last year there were over 250 competitors. We will need a crew for the event. Contact is former member Herb Ascher at (718) 969-1837.
  • Sunday 5/7/06
    29th Annual Five Boro Bike Tour. 20 to 25 EMTs and paramedics are needed to staff aid stations along the route. Tour organizers will provide medical equipment and supplies but EMTs are welcome to bring own stethoscopes, B/P cuffs and tech bag. Parking arrangements will be made for those driving to sites. If interested contact Vincent Barranco, Paramedic Supervisor at Jamaica Hospital (917) 299-2867 daily from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Full information on the event is on the Internet at www.bikenewyork.org or call 212-932-BIKE.
  • Saturday 5/20/06 9:00am to 3:00pm
    Queens Special Olympics at St. John's University. Athletes start arriving at 8:00 AM with events from 9:30 AM to about 2:30 PM. Up to 1,000 participants are expected. In past years this event has generated several patients.
  • Big Apple Circus at Cunningham Park
    May 13 • Saturday @ 12:30pm, 4:30pm
    May 14 • Sunday @ 12:30pm, 4:30pm
    May 16 • Tuesday @ 11:00am, 6:30pm
    May 17 • Wednesday @ 11:00am, 6:30pm
    May 18 • Thursday @ 11:00am, 6:30pm
    May 19 • Friday @ 11:00am, 6:30pm
    May 20 • Saturday @ 12:30pm, 4:30pm
    May 21 • Sunday @ 12:30pm, 4:30pm
    May 23 • Tuesday @ 11:00am
    May 24 • Wednesday @ 11:00am
    May 25 • Thursday @ 11:00am, 6:30pm
    May 26 • Friday @ 11:00am, 6:30pm
    May 27 • Saturday @ 12:30pm, 4:30pm
    May 28 • Sunday @ 12:30pm, 4:30pm
    May 29 • Monday @ 12:30am, 4:30pm Memorial Day

Special Events Covered
None this Month.

Courses
For a complete listing of upcoming basic and refresher EMT and CFR courses in the city please call the Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of NYC at (212) 870-2301 or check their web site at www.nycremsco.org. Information on Red Cross CPR courses is available by calling (800) 514-5103.
  • EMT BASIC–Original starting April 2, 2006, for the NYS Exam on August 17, 2006
    Thursdays 7pm to 10pm, Sundays 9:30am to 4pm
    At Glen Oaks VAC, 257-02 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, NY
    Cost: $750, however bona fide members of volunteer ambulance corps may receive fully funded tuition.
    Instructor: Thomas Dematas
  • EMT BASIC–Original starting May 1, 2006, for the NYS Exam on August 17, 2006
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, from 6pm to 9:30pm
    At LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thompson Avenue, Room c-339
    Cost: $10 application fee, Tuition $680, application Deadline is April 17, 2006
    Instructor: Christine Alvarez
  • EMT BASIC–Original starting May 22, 2006, for the NYS Exam on August 17, 2006
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays Thursdays, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
    At St Anthony’s EMS Institute 175-05 Horace Harding Expy, Fresh Meadows, NY
    Cost: $10 application fee, Tuition $680, application Deadline is June 2, 2006
    Instructor: Christine Alvarez
  • EMT BASIC–Original starting June 12, 2006, for the NYS Exam on August 17, 2006
    Mondays, Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
    At NY Hospital Queens, 65-37 Fresh Meadow Lane, Flushing, NY
    Tuition $700, application Deadline is May 25, 2006
    Instructor: Various, For Information, contact Madeline Fong, 718-670-1010
  • EMT BASIC–Original starting June 19, 2006, for the NYS Exam on August 17, 2006
    Mondays, Wednesdays Thursdays, from 9:30am to 4:30pm
    At LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thompson Avenue, Room c-339
    Tuition $975, application Deadline is May 22, 2006
    Instructor: Joseph Esquivias, EMTP, CIC, 718-357-0500 x138 jesquivias@svcmcny.org
  • PARAMEDIC–Original starting July 25, 2006, Mon, Tues Thurs 6:30pm to 10:30pm for the NYS Exam on June 21, 2007
    At St Anthonys EMS Institute, 175-05 Horace Harding Expy, Fresh Meadows, NY
    Cost: Application Fee $100. Course Cost $8,350, includes books
    For Info: Dan Sweeney, 718-357-0500 x193 dsweeney@svcmcny.org
    Prerequisites: Current EMT, 1 year of Experience, pass Pre-test and Interview
  • PARAMEDIC–Original starting September 2006, Mon, Tues Thurs 6:30pm to 10:30pm
    At North Shore LIJ Center for Emergency Services
    Paramedic Training Program Open House Saturday March 25, 2006 10:00am
    EMS Building, 15 Burke Lane, Syosset, NY 11791
    Cost: Application Fee $50. Course Cost $7,000 includes books
    Prerequisites: Current EMT, 1 year of Experience, pass Pre-test and Interview
  • Accelerated CFR Basic class aimed at Youth Squad members may be offered by the West Queens EMT Institute at the start of summer 2006 if there is enough interest. It would run weekdays for 2 to 3 weeks with the NY State test held June 15, 2006 or August 17, 2006. Please notify Charles Hummel at (718) 456-4194 or E-mail Chummel52@aol.com if any squad has members who are interested in the course.
CMEs & Seminars
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 7:00 PM
    North Shore University Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine
    TOPIC: “TOXICOLOGY
    SPEAKER: David Lee, M.D., Attending Physician, Asst Professor of Emergency Medicine
    LOCATION: Rust Auditorium, North Shore University Hospital
    Dinner will be served
    RSVP: Jill Slutsky jslutsky@nshs.edu
  • Wednesday May 17, 2006 at 7:00 PM
    The Regional Pediatric Trauma Center at Schneider Children’s Hospital is pleased to present:
    TOPIC: “PEDIATRIC HEAD TRAUMA
    PRESENTER: Mark Mittler, MD, co-Chief Div of Pediatric Neurosurgery
    LOCATION: Saul and Evelyn Epstein Teaching Center, Ground Floor, LIJ Campus, 269-01 76 Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
    Dinner and Free Parking for all attendees
    RSVP is required by 5/10/06 at 718-470-4547 or email gberry@lij.edu
  • Monday, Sept 18, 2006 at 7:00 PM
    The Regional Pediatric Trauma Center at Schneider Children’s Hospital is pleased to present:
    TOPIC: “MANAGEMENT OF SHOCK IN THE PEDIATRIC TRAUMA PATIENT
    PRESENTER: Peter Silver, MD, Clinical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    LOCATION: Saul and Evelyn Epstein Teaching Center, Ground Floor, LIJ Campus, 269-01 76 Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
    Dinner and Free Parking for all attendees
    RSVP is required by 9/11/06 at 718-470-4547 or email gberry@lij.edu
Mark Your Calendars
  • Thursday April 6 – 7:00pm to Midnight
    State Senator Malcolm A. Smith – 6th Anniversary Celebration of his Election to the NYS Senate
    at Antun’s 96-43 Springfield Blvd, Queens Village, NY
    Donation of $70 is required per person
  • Saturday April 8, 2006 - 12 noon Glendale VAC will be dedicating their new ambulance.
    Motorcade assembly will be at the ambulance corps headquarters at Central Avenue and Myrtle Avenue by 11:30 AM. Ambulances and Certified Response Vehicles ONLY please. There will be a small dedication ceremony and some food and refreshments will be served afterwards. Glendale Volunteer Ambulance Corps is located at 61-14 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale, NY. (718) 386-9651
  • Sunday 4/9/06, 9;00 AM to 4:00 PM
    SPRING THAW FIRE & EMS FLEA MARKET at the Allentown Fairgrounds, in Allentown, PA. This is a great show for memorabilia, t-shirts and used fire and EMS equipment such as lightbars, sirens, helmets, etc.
  • REMSCO's EMS Week ceremonies including awards and dinner will be held this year on Monday evening 5/15/06 in the function rooms at REMSCO's location, 475 Riverside Drive in Manhattan. FREE and open to all. RSVP to Nancy Benedetto at (212) 870-2215
  • 2006 NYC VOLUNTEER EMS RECOGNITION DINNER, Tuesday May 16, 2006 at Russo’s On-The-Bay, Howard Beach, Queens. For information/reservations contact Martin Grillo at info@emrnyc.com.
  • FIRE 2006, the 100th annual conference of the NYS Association of Fire Chiefs, Thursday to Saturday, 6/15-6/17 2006 in Lake George, NY. For info go to www.nysfirechiefs.com
  • PULSE CHECK 2006, the 51st Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show of the NYS Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue Association will be held Thursday 8/24/06 to Sunday morning 8/27/06 at the Hudson Valley Resort, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, NY - only 90 minutes from NYC. Event features seminars, exhibits, statewide EMT/CFR team skills drill and ambulance drill competitions, memorial service and awards dinner. Information will be available soon at www.nysvara.org on: conference registration, room reservations, preliminary list of seminars, Drill application, trophy donations, golf outing and Journal ads. There will also be information on the web site about nominations for the Association’s annual awards and scholarships. If more information is needed call (877) NYSVARA or e-mail pulsecheck2000@aol.com
  • NY FIRE CHIEFS’ ISLAND CONFERENCE & EXPO, Saturday & Sunday, 9/23-9/24, 2006 at Hofstra University, Hempstead, Long Island will feature displays of industry manufacturers, and local distributors including apparatus, gear, tools, equipment and collectibles as well as product demonstrations. For info go to www.nysfirechiefs.com




 
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