Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps
This year, National EMS Week arrived in the midst of a global viral pandemic, at a time when the peak of the outbreak had just passed in Suffolk, stretching health care systems to the breaking point, requiring EMS to adjust and sometimes overhaul their protocols.
New protocols now in effect in Nassau and NYC direct EMS not to bring unresponsive cardiac arrest patients to the ER if they cannot be resuscitated at the scene.
A wrong-way driver on the Long Island Expressway in Riverhead lost control and crashed on a median, his car coming to a stop with its front end hanging off a bridge abutment.
Town Hall Notebook
A rundown of the Nov. 6 town board meeting, including a hearing on the proposed 2020 operating budget, new staff hires and authorization of a Supreme Court action over alleged code violations at a Harrison Avenue home.
Last month, Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps members had the rare chance to meet a young man whose life they saved after he was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in Manorville June 7.
RVAC president thanks emergency services personnel who made sure all calls for medical assistance were promptly answered during Riverhead Ambulance District’s recent radio problems.
The Riverhead Ambulance District's communications equipment supplier got the communication system up and running this afternoon with a loaner repeater to replace the one that failed last week.
A critical equipment failure in the Riverhead Ambulance District's last week left the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps without reliable communications capability. The problem has not yet been addressed, the ambulance president says.
The new crop of line officers is “one of the best crews I’ve ever seen at the ambulance,” says RVAC's new chief Bill Wilkinson, a 23-year EMS veteran. Wilkinson, a past president of the organization also previously served two terms as chief.