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.
February 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
  • Sunday – 2/04/07 11:00AM   Youth Squad Monthly Meeting
  • Wednesday – 2/21/07 7:45PM – Board of Director’s Meeting
  • Wednesday – 2/21/07 8:15PM – General Membership Meeting

Duty Officer Rotations
1st Lt. Edward Pearce: March, May, July, September, November
2nd Lt John-Paul Vasquez: February, April, June, August, October, December
• Dispatchers are asked to contact the Duty Officer (JP Vasquez 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
January 2007 - 106 Responses, yielding $ 3,034 in donations

  • 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 processed and sent out to the FDNY.

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

Special Event Crews Needed
None this month.

Special Events Covered

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: 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

CMEs & Seminars
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at 6:00 PM
    North Shore University Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine.
    TOPIC: "What's up Doc?" Literature Review for Pre-hospital Care Providers
    SPEAKER: Michael Cassara, D.O.
    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)
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at 6:00 PM
    Flushing Hospital Medical Center
    TOPIC: "Chemical and Alcohol Dependence"
    SPEAKER: Robert Crupi, MD, Chairman of Emergency Medicine
    And Joseph Cannavo, MD, Chemical Dependence Unit Chief
    LOCATION: Auditorium
    Dinner will be served
    RSVP: CME@medisyshealth.org

Protocol Update Training For Administration Of Aspirin
The American Heart Association 2005 Guidelines have stated that prehospital providers should administer 160-325 mg of Aspirin to those patients who may be suffering from an acute coronary syndrome.

The New York State EMT-B Basic Life Support Protocols have been updated to reflect this change. In particular the “Adult Cardiac Related Problem” protocol, M-5 has been updated and is available from the DOH web site.

The NYS EMT-B Original Curriculum has been updated to reflect the change as well. In particular module 4-3 “Cardiac Emergencies” has been updated. A training class will be given at the General Meeting to be held of February 21.

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
Mark Your Calendars
  • Pulse Check 2007 in October 2007. Stay tuned for more details.

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