Support local journalism.

Now more than ever, local news matters.

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps hosts open house for National EMS week

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps celebrated National EMS Week with an open house at its headquarters Sunday.

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps invites community to National EMS Week open house

RVAC is celebrating EMS Week with an open house at its Osborn Avenue headquarters Sunday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entire community is invited to tour ambulances, learn about equipment used and receive training in hands-only CPR.

Pedestrian airlifted with serious injuries after West Main Street crash Wednesday

A 47-year-old male pedestrian was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle on West Main Street Wednesday evening.

Riverhead ambulance and town in dispute over emergency dispatch services

The Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps is looking to switch its emergency dispatch provider from the Riverhead Police Department to Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services. Riverhead Town officials don't consent to the move.

‘We can’t sustain this’ — Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps says it lacks funds needed to serve residents

“The town's just allowing all this growth but they're not growing our budget. We can't sustain this any longer,” Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps President Garrett Lake said.

‘ I can’t begin to tell you how thankful I am’ — Woman reunited with Riverhead ambulance crew that saved...

A Florida woman visiting a friend in Jamesport went into cardiac arrest and almost died in March. Last month, she got to meet the Riverhead Ambulance crew that saved her life and thank them for what they did.

Mother of late Michael Hubbard donates to her son’s first responders

Nancy Reyer thanked Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps last week with a $5,000 donation to acknowledge their caring and concern for her late son, Michael Hubbard, who was critically burned by a highly flammable gel candle in May 2011.

National EMS Week: Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps grows as calls increase

Riverhead Ambulance District calls have more than doubled in the past 20 years. Today, the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance has 154 members, its highest number ever. Its headquarters is the same facility that was “already too small" to meet the 2,000 calls answered in 1999, according to the town's 2003 adopted comprehensive plan. Now, RVAC responds to more than 4,000 calls annually.

Air-conditioning malfunction forces late-night evacuation of downtown housing facility

Forty-seven residents were evacuated from a building operated by Concern for Independent Living on West Main Street late last night, after first responders found temperatures in excess of 90 degrees on all four floors of the building, which has 50 units housing people with psychiatric disabilities.

Three Riverhead ambulance crew members hurt in crash

The Riverhead ambulance and a car collided at the intersection of CR 105 and Main Road this afternoon. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call them at 631-727-4500. All calls will be kept confidential, police said.