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.
August 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 – 8/15/07 7:45PM – Board of Director’s Meeting
  • Wednesday – 8/15/07 8:15PM – General Membership Meeting
  • Sunday – 8/19/07 2:00PM – Youth Corps Meeting

Duty Officer Rotations
1st Lt. Edward Pearce: September, November
2nd Lt John-Paul Vasquez: August, October, December
• Dispatchers are asked to contact the Duty Officer (JP 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
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
February 2007 – 17 Responses, yielding $ 310 in donations
March 2007 – 15 Responses, yielding $ 472 in donations
April 2007 – 8 Responses, yielding $ 355 in donations
TOTAL TO DATE BUILDING FUND DONATIONS: $15,230.
General Fund Collections So far:
May 2007 – 121 Responses, yielding $ 6,121 in donations
June 2007 – 257 Responses, yielding $ 3,892 in donations
July 2007 – 67 Responses, yielding $ 1,744 in donations
TOTAL TO DATE GENERAL FUND DONATIONS: $11,757.

Grants
The squad has received grant applications for the following:
New York State:
  • $5,000 Sponsored by State Senator Frank Padavan
  • $2,000 Sponsored by State Assemblyman Mark Weprin
New York City:
  • $3,000 Sponsored by City Council Member David I. Weprin

Ambulance Maintenance
  • JAM-6: Fully operational.
  • JAM-7: Fully operational. Note both ambulances now have tinted windows!!!

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.
  • LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE at 31-10 Thomson Avenue Room C-339, Long Island City, NY 11101 is offering:
    • EMT Basic: 9/13 to 12/13, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30am to 4:30pm.
    • EMT Basic: 9/19 to 1/17/08, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 6:00 to 9:30 PM.
    Tuition: $790.00. Call (718) 482-5768 for info or application.
    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.
  • STATEN ISLAND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE presents
    • EMT Refresher – 10/15/07 ending on Thursday, 1/17/08 – NYS Exam 1/17/08
    TIME: 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM. The fee for this program will be $300.00, which must be paid in full upon first class.
    LOCATION: Lutheran Medical Center, Auditorium, 150 55th Street, Brooklyn, N.Y.
    TEXTBOOKS: Essentials of Emergency Care by Brady Inc. 3rd edition. The textbook can be purchased from SIEMT for $55.00 or online from Brady. If you have any questions, please call Willard Wright at (718) 981-9474.

CMEs & Seminars
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2007 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    New York Downtown Hospital Presents the Fifth Annual “Emergency Preparedness Symposium
    The Goldman Sachs Conference Center - 32 Old Slip in Lower Manhattan, NY
    For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Mendez Josephs at 212-801-1722 or via email at mendez.josephs@downtownhospital.org.
  • Thursday, Sept 13, 2007 at 7:00 PM
    The Regional Pediatric Trauma Center at Schneider Children’s Hospital is pleased to present:
    TOPIC: “PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC TRAUMA
    PRESENTER: David Godfried, MD, Chief, Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma
    LOCATION: Saul and Evelyn Epstein Teaching Center, Ground Floor, LIJ Campus, 269-01 76 Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
    Dinner and Free Parking is available for all attendees. RSVP is required by 9/11/06 at 718-470-4547 or email gberry@lij.edu
  • Tuesday, Dec 18, 2007 at 7:00 PM
    The Regional Pediatric Trauma Center at Schneider Children’s Hospital is pleased to present:
    TOPIC: “EMERGENT ASSESSMENT OF PEDIATRIC PATIENT
    PRESENTER: Joy Nadelberg MD, Chief, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    LOCATION: Saul and Evelyn Epstein Teaching Center, Ground Floor, LIJ Campus, 269-01 76 Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
    Dinner and Free Parking is available for all attendees. RSVP is required by 9/11/06 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 July 1, 2007.
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
  • PULSE CHECK 2007, the 52nd Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show of the NYS Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue Association will be held Thursday 10/4/07 to Sunday morning 10/7/07 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. For more information, call (877) NYSVARA or e-mail pulsecheck@NYSVARA.org.
Interesting And Noteworthy
  • The sidewalk on Union Turnpike has been fixed and replaced.
  • The 208th Street lights have been upgraded.

Keep Safe This Summer!
Practice safe grilling techniques:
  • Never use a propane grill on a balcony, roof, or terrace. It is both dangerous and illegal.
  • Have a fire extinguisher, a garden hose attached to a water supply, or at least 16-quarts of water close by in case of a fire.
  • Never pour or squirt starter fluid directly onto open flames. The flames can easily flashback along the fluid's path to the container in your hands.
  • NEVER attempt to extinguish a grease fire with water. It will only cause the flames to flare up. Instead, use an approved portable fire extinguisher.





 
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