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.
June 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 – 6/01/08 11:00AM – Youth Squad Monthly Meeting
  • Wednesday – 6/18/08 7:45PM – Board of Director’s Meeting
  • Wednesday – 6/18/08 8:15PM – General Membership Meeting

Duty Officer Rotations
1st Lt. Edward Pearce: July, September, November
2nd Lt John-Paul Vasquez: 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
April 2008 – 11 Responses, yielding $ 398.00 in donations
TOTAL TO DATE BUILDING FUND DONATIONS: $15,190.00.

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.

Special Event Crews Needed
  • Saturday, June 14, 4pm to midnight – St. John’s University Alumni Dinner medical standby.

Special Events Covered Last Month
  • Saturday, May 31, Hillcrest High School Career & Health Fair.

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.
  • St. Johns University Emergency Medical Service Institute
    Paramedic – Original – Class 4
    www.stjohns.edu/ems
    Tuesday and Thursdays 9am – 5pm + 11 scheduled Wednesdays 9am – 5pm
    Orientation 8/5/08, Course start date: 8/15/08 for the NYS EMT-P exam to be given on 6/18/09
    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 Cathy Cotroneo, 718-990-8436 or contronec@stjohns.edu
  • St. Johns University Emergency Medical Service Institute
    Emergency Medical Technician – BASIC Original
    www.stjohns.edu/ems
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6pm to 10pm
    Orientation 6/2/08, for the NYS EMT-B exam to be given on 8/21/08
    LOCATION: Andrew Bartilucci Center, 175-05 Horace Harding Expy, Fresh Meadows, NY. For more info contact Cathy Cotroneo, 718-990-8436 or contronec@stjohns.edu
  • St. Johns University Emergency Medical Service Institute
    Emergency Medical Technician – BASIC Refresher
    www.stjohns.edu/ems
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6pm to 10pm
    Orientation 5/29/08, for the NYS EMT-B exam to be given on 8/21/08
    LOCATION: Andrew Bartilucci Center, 175-05 Horace Harding Expy, Fresh Meadows, NY. For more info contact Cathy Cotroneo, 718-990-8436 or contronec@stjohns.edu
  • New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens – Dept of Pre-hospital Care – Division of Training
    Emergency Medical Technician – BASIC Original
    REGISTRATION DATE: May 28, 2008 5:00pm
    CLASS DATES: June 09, 2008 through November 20, 2008 (Date of NYS Exam)
    Monday & Wednesday Evenings 6:00pm-10:00pm
    TUITION: $ 700.00 (to be paid in full at registration. Certified Check, cash or Money Order only)
    CLASS LOCATION: 163-15 46 Avenue, Flushing, N.Y. 11358
    Questions, call 718 670-1010
    NYS Voucher accepted. PRE-REQUISITES: High School Diploma, or GED
  • New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens – Dept of Pre-hospital Care – Division of Training
    Emergency Medical Technician – BASIC Refresher
    EVALUATION DATES: May 28, 2008 5:00pm-8:00pm (written)
    CLASS DATES: June 09, 2008 through November 20, 2008 (Date of NYS Exam)
    Monday & Wednesday Evenings 6:00pm-10:00pm
    TUITION: $ 400.00 (to be paid in full at registration. Certified Check, cash or Money Order only)
    CLASS LOCATION: 163-15 46 Avenue, Flushing, N.Y. 11358
    Questions, call 718 670-1010
    Registration Date: May 28, 2008 at 5:00pm
    NYS Voucher accepted
  • LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE at 31-10 Thomson Avenue Room C-339, Long Island City, NY 11101 is offering:
    EMT Basic: 6/12 to 8/21, Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30am to 4:30pm.
    EMT Basic: 5/19 to 8/21, Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays, 6:00 to 9:30 PM.
    Tuition: $792.00. Call Christine Alvarez (718) 482-5768 for info or application.

CMEs & Seminars
  • Thursday, May 29 - 8am to 4pm
    St. Francis Hospital presents
    Topic: Bi-annual Stroke Symposium
    Where: DeMatteis Center, SFH - Old Brookville
    Lunch will be served
    CME/CEU credits
    RSVP: (516) 629-2036
  • Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 6:30 PM
    North Shore University Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, The Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center of Schneider Children's Hospital
    LOCATION: The Swan Club; Glenwood Landing, NY
    Appropriate Attire Please
    TOPIC: "Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries of Childhood"
    PRESENTER: Mark A. Mittler, MD, FACS, FAAP; Co-Chief, Division of Pediatric
    Neurosurgery at Schneider Children's Hospital
    RSVP Required no later than June 6th to: Sally Kuzniewski, RN
    EMAIL: sallyk@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 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
  • Thursday September 18, 2008 to Sunday September 21, 2008
    PULSE CHECK 2008, the 53rd Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show of the NYS Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue Association will be held at the Hudson Valley Resort, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, NY. The event features seminars, exhibits, statewide EMT/CFR team skills drill and ambulance drill competitions, memorial service and awards dinner. Information will be posted on the Association’s web site at www.nysvara.org. If more information is needed call (877) NYSVARA or e-mail pulsecheck@NYSVARA.org
  • Thursday October 2 to Sunday October 5, 2008
    NYS Dept of Health presents the annual Vital Signs Conference at the Buffalo
    Niagara Convention Center, Buffalo, NY
    For General Information Contact: Donna Gerard, Conference Coordinator at (518) 402-0996 Ext. 3





 
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