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.
April 2008 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 – 4/06/08 11:00AM – Youth Squad Monthly Meeting
  • Wednesday – 4/16/08 7:45PM – Board of Director’s Meeting
  • Wednesday – 4/16/08 8:15PM – General Membership Meeting

Duty Officer Rotations
1st Lt. Edward Pearce: May, July, September, November
2nd Lt John-Paul Vasquez: April, June, 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:
December 2007 – 345 Responses, yielding $ 8,005.00 in donations
January 2008 – 176 Responses, yielding $ 5,299.00 in donations
February 2008 – 35 Responses, yielding $ 985.00 in donations
March 2008 – 11 Responses, yielding $ 503.00 in donations
General Fund Collections so far:
May 2007 – 168 Responses, yielding $ 6,121 in donations
June 2007 – 257 Responses, yielding $ 3,892 in donations
July 2007 – 67 Responses, yielding $ 1,744 in donations
August 2007 – 14 Responses, yielding $ 375 in donations
September 2007 – 8 Responses, yielding $ 201 in donations
October 2007 – 11 Responses, yielding $ 435 in donations
November 2007 – 8 Responses, yielding $ 158 in donations

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 - Received
New York City:
  • $3,000 Sponsored by City Council Member David I. Weprin - Received

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

Special Event Crews Needed
  • Saturday April 12, 9:00am – Jamaica Estates Little League Parade – Starts at the Cunningham praking lot on Union Turnpike and 196 Place and proceeds north on Francis Lewis Blvd to 73rd Avenue Ballfields.
  • Sunday, April 27, 9:00 am – Alley Pond Striders annual 5K run. Along Motor Parkway from Creedmoor Hospital to Hollis Hills Terrace.

Special Events Covered Last Month
Friday, March 7, 7pm to 11pm; New Legend Boxing presents boxing matches at Amazurra Social Club, sponsored by the NY Daily news. Event was covered by Jim Downey, Rocky Diaz, Manav Nanda, James Chin and Daryl Mazlish.

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.
  • ST Johns University Emergency Medical Service Institute
    Paramedic Original Class 3
    Wednesdays & Fridays 9am to 5pm
    Orientation 3/5/08, Course start date: 3/14/8 for the NYS EMT-P exam given on 3/19/09
    LOCATION: Andrew Bartilucci Center, 175-05 Horace Harding Expy, Fresh Meadows, NY
    Screening exams consisting of both written and verbal competency skills evaluation are now being conducted. For more info or to schedule screening exam, contact Frank Riboni, Director of EMS programs, 718-990-8416 or ribonif@stjohns.edu
  • LaGuardia Community College CUNY -Emergency Medical Service Institute
    Paramedic Refresher class
    March 28th, 2008 – June 19th, 2008 - Fridays 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Course start date: 3/28/8 for the NYS EMT-P exam to be given on 6/19/08
    LOCATION: LaGuardia Community College; 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room C339;
    Long Island City, New York 11101
    Tuition: $752.00 Fully completed NYS DOH Verification of Membership in a NYS EMS Agency form (DOH-3312) accepted in lieu of tuition. Student must be actively participating in an NYS DOH recognized EMS agency to take advantage of this offer.
    Return application to: Jeffrey Spencer @ LaGuardia Community College
    31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room C339; Long Island City, New York 11101
    Further Information: Please call (718) 482-5768 or email paramedicprogram@lagcc.cuny.edu
    Application Deadline: March 21, 2008

CMEs & Seminars
  • Thursday, March 27th @ 7:30 PM
    North Shore University Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Surgery/Division of Trauma In cooperation with the Nassau County Regional Trauma Advisory Committee
    TOPIC: “Updates in Penetrating Trauma
    PRESENTER: Dr. Matthew Bank, Acting Chief of Trauma, North Shore University Hospital
    LOCATION: North Shore University Hospital @ Manhasset, Rust Auditorium
    Dinner will be served. Please present parking garage tickets before dinner for validation. Please RSVP to: sallyk@nshs.edu
  • Wednesday, April 9th; 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Franklin Hospital Presents: EMS Night
    TOPIC: “Fire & EMS at Traffic Crashes, It's Not Always Just a Traffic Accident
    PRESENTER: Detective Gary Ferrucci, PC EMTCC CIC, Instructor Coordinator Nassau County EMS Academy
    LOCATION: Franklin Hospital, Shankman Auditorium
    Dinner will be served. Please RSVP to: John Rohe, MD or Valorie Bond, Department of Emergency Medicine, 516-256-6353
  • Thursdays, April 10 and April 17, 2007; 4:00pm to 9:00pm
    Nyack Hospital is pleased to announce a Basic Disaster Life Support Certification course at Nyack Hospital in the Krutz Auditorium.
    Target Audience: Physicians, PA's, Nurses, NP's, Paramedics and EMT's. The course is free and dinner/refreshments will be served. Also includes an AMA textbook, official AMA completion card & 7.5 American Medical Association PRA Category 1 Credits, 7.5 NYSNA CEU's and 7.5 HVREMSCO CME.
    Please register at: http://tinyurl.com/2vo9y8 or 212-342-4171
    Questions, contact Walter Dusseldorp, Safety Officer; Nyack Hospital, 160 N. Midland Ave, Nyack NY 10960 (845) 348-3061 or email at dusseldorpw@nyackhospital.org
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
  • Tuesday, May 13, 2008, New York State Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Association, New York City Region, Districts 4 & 18 present their 2008 EMS Week Recognition Dinner at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach, N.Y.

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