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.
January 2007 Monthly Newsletter

Captain: Daryl Mazlish - info@JEVAC.org
1st Lieutenant: Edward F. Pearce
2nd Lieutenant: John-Paul Vasquez
Treasurer: Jennifer Konigsberg
Financial Secretary: (Vacant)
Recording Secretary: Margaret Martens
Corresponding Secretary: Midge Pearce
Personnel Officer: Celia Sporer
Equipment & Supply: Daniel Tyroler

Upcoming Meetings
  • Wednesday – 1/10/07 8:00PM – Board of Director’s Meeting
  • Wednesday – 1/17/07 8:00PM – General Membership Meeting

Duty Officer Rotations
1st Lt. Edward Pearce: January, March, May, July, September, November
2nd Lt John-Paul Vasquez: February, April, June, August, October, December
• Dispatchers are asked to contact the Duty Officer (Ed 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 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.

Building Fund Collections So far:
November 2006 - 72 Responses, yielding $ 2,522 in donations
December 2006 - 386 Responses, yielding $ 8,537 in donations

Grants
  • Grant funds have been received in the amount of $5,000, secured by NY State Senator Frank Padavan.
  • Application for $2,000 grant secured by State Assemblyman Mark Weprin has been processed and sent out to the State.
  • Application for $3,000 grant secured by NYC Councilman David I. 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
  • EMT BASIC ORIGINAL Starting: Tuesday, February 20, 2007
    Sponsored by the WEST QUEENS EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE for the NYS Written Exam on Thursday, June 21, 2007
    CLASS DAYS: Tuesdays 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Sundays 9:30am to 4:30pm
    LOCATION: Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps
    78-15 Jamaica Avenue, Woodhaven, NY 11421
    TEXTBOOK: Brady, 10th Edition
    COST: Tuition-free seats are available for bona-fide members of volunteer services. For others, the tuition is $750.00, which must be paid by money order or certified check at the first class. No personal checks will be accepted. A $100 mandatory equipment fee is due at time of application. This fee includes the cost of the textbook, workbook, AHA CPR book and CPR Card. Candidates must pre-register by contacting Charles Hummel, Administrator of WQEMTI at (718) 456-4194 or e-mail Chummel52@aol.com
  • EMT REFRESHER CHALLENGE Starting: Saturday, January 13, 2007
    Sponsored by the WEST QUEENS EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE for the NYS Written Exam on Thursday, March 15, 2007
    CLASS DAYS & TIMES: Saturdays, 9:30AM to 5:00PM
    The first four (4) classes are mandatory for all participants. The first class will be a 200 question challenge exam. Other classes will be required for those whose written and/or practical exam scores are below the required standard.
    LOCATION: Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps; 257-02 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, NY
    INSTRUCTOR COORDINATOR: Bob Smath
    COST: Tuition-free seats are available for bona-fide members of volunteer services For others, the tuition is $350 which must be paid by money order or certified check at the first class. No personal checks will be accepted. Candidates must pre-register by contacting Charles Hummel, Administrator of WQEMTI at (718) 456-4194 or e-mail Chummel52@aol.com.
  • EMT BASIC Original starting January 22, 2007, Mon Wed 7:00pm to 10:30pm
    NYS Exam on June 21, 2007. First session is Monday, January 22, 2007 at 6:30pm
    Location: Lutheran Medical Center, Auditorium, 150 55th Street, Brooklyn, N.Y.
    Cost: $800 Tuition must be paid, by money order, certified or bank check. Personal checks will not be accepted. The tuition includes textbook. Make all checks payable to Willard Wright EMT-B. Send payments to SIEMT, Attn., W. Wright, 178 Kell Ave. S.I., NY, 10314
    PREREQUISITES: Applicants must be EIGHTEEN years old by June 30, 2007 and have a High school diploma or equivalency. Able to read & write in English.
    INSTRUCTOR COORDINATOR: Willard Wright (718) 981-9474 or E-Mail WJWEMTP@AOL.COM
  • EMT BASIC Original starting January 22, 2007, Mon Wed 6:00pm to 10:00pm
    NYS Exam on June 21, 2007. Registration January 4, 2007 at 5P.M.
    At New York Hospital Queens Emergency Medical Training Institute at 163-15 46 Avenue Flushing, N.Y. 11358
    COST: Funded (tuition free) seats are available for bona-fide members of volunteer services with NYS DOH Form 3312 Verification of Membership in a NYS EMS Agency signed by a squad officer. Textbook is a separate fee. Please call 1-718-670-1010 For Applications and More Information.
  • EMT BASIC Refresher starting January 22, 2007, Mon Wed 6:00pm to 10:00pm
    NYS Exam on June 21, 2007.
    Registration and Challenge Written Exam January 4, 2007 at 5 P.M.
    At New York Hospital Queens Emergency Medical Training Institute at 163-15 46 Avenue Flushing, N.Y. 11358
    COST: Funded (tuition free) seats are available for bona-fide members of volunteer services with NYS DOH Form 3312 Verification of Membership in a NYS EMS Agency signed by a squad officer. Textbook is a separate fee. Please call 1-718-670-1010 For Applications and More Information.
  • EMT BASIC Refresher starting January 11, 2007, Tues Thurs6:00pm to 10:00pm
    NYS Exam on March 15, 2007.
    Registration and Challenge Written Exam January 4, 2007 at 5P.M.
    At New York Hospital Queens Emergency Medical Training Institute at 163-15 46 Avenue Flushing, N.Y. 11358
    COST: Tuition free seats are available for bona-fide members of volunteer services with NYS DOH Form 3312 Verification of Membership in a NYS EMS Agency signed by a squad officer. Textbook is a separate fee. Please call 1-718-670-1010 For Applications and More Information.

CMEs & Seminars
  • Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 6:30PM
    The JAMAICA HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER is pleased to present:
    TOPIC: “C-PORT INERVENTIONAL CARDIAC CATHERIZATION
    PRESENTER: Javed Suleman, MD, Attending Physician, Dept of Cardiology
    LOCATION: Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, 6th Floor Auditorium #1
    Refreshments will be served
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2007, at 6:00PM
    North Shore University Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine
    TOPIC: “Airway Management
    SPEAKER: Jason D’Amore, M.D.
    LOCATION: ED Auditorium, @ North Shore University Hospital; Manhasset (take ER’s Gold section elevator to basement)
    Dinner will be served
    RSVP: Jill Slutsky (jslutsky@nshs.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 January 17.

Mark Your Calendars
  • LONG ISLAND FIRE EMS MEGA SHOW at Nassau Coliseum, January 27-28, 2007. Pulse Check 2007 in October 2007.
  • Pulse Check 2007 in October 2007. Stay tuned for more details.




 
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