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.
December 2006 Monthly Newsletter

Captain: Daryl Mazlish - info@JEVAC.org
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 – 12/13/06 8:00PM – Board of Director’s Meeting
  • Wednesday – 12/20/06 8:00PM – General Membership Meeting – Nominations for squad officer elections ends on December 20, 2006. If you are unhappy with the way things are done at the squad now, here is your chance to get more involved and make a difference next year!

    Members are reminded to RSVP for the Awards Luncheon to be held on Sunday December 3. We need an accurate count of the number to be expected before November 26. Please contact Jennifer Konigsberg at jkonigsberg@boardroom.com.

Duty Officer Rotations
1st Lt. Martin Grillo:  December
• Dispatchers are asked to contact the Duty Officer (Martin 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 General Fund Drive mailing. This mailing was sent out in May.

15,000 envelopes were stuffed and labeled by the Youth Squad and the FEGS group at the Samuel Field Y for the Annual Building Fund Drive mailing. This mailing was sent out on November 15, 2006.

General Fund 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
September 2006:  25 Responses, yielding $ 996.00 in donations
October 2006:  12 Responses, yielding $ 178.00 in donations
TOTAL OF   $ 13,155.00
Building Fund Collections So far:
November 2006:  72 Responses, yielding $ 2,522.00 in donations

Grants
  • Application for $3,000 grant secured by NYC Councilman David I. Weprin has been received.
  • Application for $5,000 grant secured by State Senator Frank Padavan has been received.
  • Application for $2,000 grant secured by State Assemblyman Mark Weprin has been received.

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

Special Event Crews Needed
None this month.

Special Events Covered
None.

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 February 21, 2007, Mon, Fri 9:00am to 5:00pm for the NYS Exam on January 17, 2008 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
  • EMT BASIC Original starting January 22, 2007, Mon Wed 6:30pm to 10:00pm
    NYS Exam on June 21, 2007
    At Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, terrence cardinal Cooke pavilion, 4141 Carpenter Avenue (corner of East 231 Street)
    Cost: $775 + $75 Textbook
  • EMT BASIC Refresher starting January 22, 2007, Thursdays 6:30pm to 10:00pm
    NYS Exam on May 17, 2007
    At Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, terrence cardinal Cooke pavilion, 4141 Carpenter Avenue (corner of East 231 Street)
    Cost: $335 + $75 Textbook

CMEs & Seminars
  • Tuesday December 5, 2006, at 7:30pm
    North Shore University Hospital, Department of Surgery
    TOPIC: “Recent Advancements in the treatment of trauma”
    SPEAKER: TBD
    LOCATION: Rust Auditorium, @ North Shore University Hospital; Manhasset
    Dinner will be served
    RSVP: Sally K (sallyk@nshs.edu)
  • Tuesday December 5, 2006, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
    Winthrop University Hospital – Regional trauma Center
    TOPIC: “EMS RUN REVIEW
    PRESENTERS: Gerald Brody, MD, Chairman Ambulatory Care and Joseph Stambouly, MD, Director PICU
    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
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 7:00pm
    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. Next class is Sunday December 10, 2006.
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
New Defibs Have Arrived
The new Medtronic LifePak 1000 defibrillators have arrived. A mandatory training class will be held after the General Membership meeting on December 20.

Mark Your Calendars
  • Sunday, December 3, 2006, Annual Jamaica Estates Holliswood South Bayside VAC Awards Luncheon. Save the Date! Be sure to RSVP by November 26 to reserve your spot. There is NO Charge for this function.
  • Pulse Check 2007 in October 2007. Stay tuned for more details.
Flu Vaccine Clinic
Wednesday December 6th: 7:15pm to 9:00pm
Sunday December 10th 1:15pm to 4:00pm
Free Flu vaccine sponsored by Community Board 11 at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children.
29-01 216 street, Bayside, NY 11360
Appointments are required. Call Community Board 11 at 718-225-1054

Who should be vaccinated?
  • All Healthcare workers
  • People with chronic medical conditions
  • Out of Home caregivers
  • Children over 6 months to 5 years old
  • Children 50 years of age or older




 
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