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.
October 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: (Vacant)
Equipment & Supply: Daniel Tyroler

Upcoming Meetings
  • Sunday – 10/05/08 11:00AM – Youth Squad Monthly Meeting
  • Wednesday – 10/15/08 7:45PM – Board of Director’s Meeting
  • Wednesday – 10/15/08 8:15PM – General Membership Meeting

Duty Officer Rotations
1st Lt. Edward Pearce: November
2nd Lt John-Paul Vasquez: 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
General Fund Collections so far:
May 2008 – 5 Responses, yielding $ 436.00 in donations
June 2008 – 235 Responses, yielding $ 8,569.00 in donations
July 2008 – 197 Responses, yielding $ 3,832.00 in donations
August 2008 – 18 Responses, yielding $ 810.00 in donations
September 2008 – 18 Responses, yielding $ 390.00 in donations

The squad has applied and for the following grants for 2009:
New York State:
  • $5,000 Sponsored by State Senator Frank Padavan
  • $2,000 Sponsored by State Senator Toby Stavisky
  • $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. Replacement push bar installed.

Special Event Crews Needed
  • Saturday October 4, 2008 – 9:00 am ~ 4:00pm: TAE KWON DO Competition at Queens College Fitzgerald Gymnasium.
  • Sunday October 19, 2008 – 9:00 am ~ 1:30pm: American Cancer Society Annual Breast Cancer Walk. Starts at Queens Blvd at 80th Road and proceeds north on Queens Blvd to Sears @ 63rd Drive and returns to 80th Road vai Queens Blvd.

Special Events Covered Last Month
  • NONE

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.
  • West Queens Emergency Medical Training Institute presents a New York State Approved EMT-B Challenge Refresher at
    Flushing Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 43-14 162nd Street, Flushing, New York 11358 - Class will begin Saturday, October 4th, 2008 and students will sit for the New York State Certification Exam Thursday, December 18, 2008.
    Class will be held Saturdays, 9:30am to 4:45pm. All students must attend first four Saturdays. Challenge Exam results will be used to determine what additional sessions students must attend. COST: FREE for members of Ambulance Services with NYS reimbursement voucher or $350 (Payable by cash or money order first day of class)
    For More Information or to RSVP E-mail: WQEMTI@AOL.COM Or Call: (718) 425-9213

CMEs & Seminars
  • North Shore-LIJ Health System - Center for Emergency Medical Services presents:
    TOPIC: “Emerging Concepts: Comprehensive Stroke Interventions
    • Avi Setton, MD Chief of Interventional Neuroradiology Co-Director of the Brain Aneurysm Center North Shore University Hospital
    • Richard B. Libman, MD, FRCP(C) Chief of Vascular Neurology Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    • Jeffrey Katz, MD Director of Stroke and Vascular Neurology North Shore University Hospital
    TOPIC: “Sub-Arachnoid Hemorrhage and Cerebral Aneurysms: State of the Art 2008
    • David J. Chalif, MD Chief of Neurovascular Neurosurgery Co-Director of the Brain Aneurysm Center North Shore University Hospital
    • Avi Setton, MD Chief of Interventional Neuroradiology Co-Director of the Brain Aneurysm Center North Shore University Hospital
    Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 6pm @ Center for Emergency Medical Services
    15 Burke Lane, Syosset - RSVP to Jennifer Salay by October 16 516-562-3061 or jsalay@nshs.edu Food will be served.

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 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

  • MTA revokes free EZ-Passes for volunteer ambulances
    Calling it a necessary step to help bridge an expected $1-billion budget gap next year, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority narrowly voted Wednesday to revoke thousands of free E-ZPass privileges from nearly 100 public agencies -- including the Nassau and Suffolk police departments -- despite criticism that the measure was a petty tactic to squeeze money out of New York City and the state. This means that our free “Orange E-Z PASSes” on our ambulances will be revoked Jan 1, and replaced with a white regular E-Z Pass.

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