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.
September 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 – 9/13/06 8:00PM – Board of Director’s Meeting
  • Wednesday – 9/20/06 8:00PM – General Membership Meeting

Duty Officer Rotations
1st Lt. Martin Grillo:  October, December
2nd Lt. Sam Merel:  September, November
• Dispatchers are asked to contact the Duty Officer (Sam this month) 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. This mailing was sent out in May. Collections so far:
  • June 2006: 346 Responses, yielding $8,226.00 in donations
  • July 2006: 103 Responses, yielding $2,622.00 in donations
  • August 2006: 50 Responses, yielding $1,133.00 in donations

Grants
  • Application for $3,000 grant secured by NYC Councilman David I. Weprin has been received.
  • $33,680 US Government Assistance to Firefighters [and EMS] Grant to the squad was announced 8/19/05. Funds were used for EMS equipment, PPE and Wellness and Fitness programs. Approximately $14,007 has been awarded. This grant closed on August 4, 2006.

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

Special Event Crews Needed
  • NYC Century Bike Tour – Sunday 9/10/06
    This event introduces riders to a fun, safe, environmentally sound way to get around the city. Transportation Alternatives Inc. provides riders with food, water, medical help, and bike repair at five rest stops along the route. No streets will be closed for the tour The ride begins at the top of Central Park and takes riders through Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, with rest stops at: Central Park’s Harlem Meer, Empire-Fulton Ferry Park, Prospect Park, Canarsie Pier, Kissena Park in Flushing, Queens, Astoria Park and Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.
    Our volunteer EMT’s receive free food the day of the event, a Transportation Alternatives t-shirt, an invitation to a volunteer party, and an official thank-you in the T.A. magazine. For more info contact Martin Grillo of Emergency Medical Rescue at: (718) 474-0680 or info@emrnyc.com. For more information about the ride, please visit www.NYCCentury.org, or call Brooke DuBose, event coordinator, at (646) 873-6029.
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk – 10/15/06
    5 mile walk starts and ends at Queens Borough Hall on Queens Boulevard. Registration on-site begins at 9:15am, walk begins at 11:00am, is usually over by 1:00pm.

Special Events Covered
  • Saturday, August 12, 2006 St. Johns University Charity Basketball Game. Daniel Tyroler, Hyoung Yoon, Youth Corps Captain Brandon King, Jennifer Bido, Devin Friedland and Captain Daryl Mazlish were on hand for the standby. There were no patients at this event in need of treatment.
  • Monday, August 28, 2006, Queens Symphony Orchestra at St. John’s University. James Downey, Hyoung Yoon and Captain Mazlish were on hand for the standby. There were no patients at this event in need of treatment.

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.
  • 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
  • West Queens Emergency Medical Training Institute is offering:
    EMT-B ORIGINAL, 9/12/06 to 1/18/07, Tuesdays 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Sundays 9:30m to 4:30 pm at Flushing Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 43-14 162nd Street, Flushing, NY 11358
    INSTRUCTOR COORDINATOR: Laura Tipping
    COST: $750.00
    Required Text: AAOS Emergency Care 9th Edition and AAOS Emergency Care Workbook. A $100 mandatory equipment fee is due at time of application for the EMT-Basic Original Course. This fee includes the cost of the textbook, workbook, AHA CPR book and CPR Card.
  • West Queens Emergency Medical Training Institute is offering:
    EMT-B REFRESHER, 9/30/06 to 12/14/07, Saturdays, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. The first four classes are mandatory for all participants. Other classes will be required for those whose written and/or practical exam scores are below the required standard. LOCATION: Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps 92-29 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375
    INSTRUCTOR COORDINATOR: Henry Ehrhardt
    COST: $350.00
    Required Text: Brady Emergency Care 10th Edition
    Tuition free for bona-fide members of volunteer ambulance corps with NYS DOH Form DOH-3312 Verification of Membership in A NYS EMS Agency completed by squad officer.
CMEs & Seminars
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 5:00pm
    Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Service Institute
    TOPIC: “NYC REMAC Protocol UPDATE
    PRESENTER: Dr. Victor Politi, Medical Director
    LOCATION: St. Anthony’s Allied Health Professional Institute, 175-05 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, New York 11365
    Presentation will be located in the BOARDROOM
    All Emergency Responders are Welcome to Attend
    Coffee and Cookies will be served
    For Information contact Robert Hou, EMT-P, (718) 357-0500 ext 112
    email: rhou@svcmcny.org, or Frank Riboni, EMT-P, CIC, email: friboni@svcmcny.org
  • 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
  • Tuesday September 26, 2006, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
    Winthrop University Hospital – Regional Trauma Center
    TOPIC: “EMS RUN REVIEW
    PRESENTERS: Gerald Brody, MD, Chairman Ambulatory Care and Jane Haley, RN, Nurse Educator Labor and Delivery
    Location: Community Outreach Center, 101 Mineola Blvd, Mineola, NY
    Dinner will be served RSVP to Judy Jax, RN Trauma Coordinator 516-663-8708 email: jjax@winthrop.org
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 7:00 PM
    North Shore University Hospital, Department of Surgery
    TOPIC: “PENETRATING TRAUMA
    SPEAKER: Matthew Bank, M.D., Acting Chief of Trauma, Dept of Surgery
    LOCATION: Rust Auditorium, North Shore University Hospital
    Dinner will be served
    RSVP: Sallyk@nshs.edu
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 7:00 PM
    The Regional Pediatric Trauma Center at Schneider Children’s Hospital is pleased to present:
    TOPIC: “AIRWAY MANAGEMENT IN THE PEDIATRIC TRAUMA PATIENT
    PRESENTER: Brenda Marcano, MD, Attending Pediatric Intensivist, 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 11/12/06 at 718-470-4547 or email gberry@lij.edu
CPR Training
The new American Heart Protocols (“2005 Protocols”) are out. As per orders from the NY State Dept of Health, all riding members must be updated to the new protocols by December 31 2006.
Sign up sheets for classes will be in the dispatch area. The classes are free to members and associates.
Included in the 2005 Protocols are changes to the following:
  • What constitutes an adult versus a child
  • Hand position
  • Changes to blind finger sweeps
  • Compression sequence changes (30:2 versus 15:2)
  • Infant CPR
  • Procedures for witnessed arrest and drowning victims
  • AED procedures
  • Recovery position
Mark Your Calendars
  • 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
  • Sunday, December 3, 2006, Annual Jamaica Estates Holliswood South Bayside VAC Awards Brunch / Dinner. Save the Date!
In Memoriam
WILLIAM WHITE: former squad member and BOD member, on August 9, due to complications from diabetes. Bill was a long time EMS volunteer working both at GOVAC and JEHSBVAC. He was also a member of Queens County REACT. He served his city as a member of NYC EMS (FDNY EMS) where he served as an EMT and held the rank of Lieutenant.

Congratulations
  • MARTIN GRILLO – passing the NYC Paramedic exam




 
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