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Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps

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

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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

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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

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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.

Town Board honors cop and paramedic for saving choking child

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Sgt. Jill Kubetz and Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps paramedic Christine Klassert were presented with proclamations by the Riverhead Town Board today for their actions March 1 that saved the life of a choking infant at a local day care center.

Radio upgrade provides big communication boost for Riverhead ambulance

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Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps' old UHF radio system had a limited range and left EMTs with little or no radio communication with Riverhead Police in certain parts of the ambulance district, including EPCAL, which EMTs described as a "dead zone."

Today: RVAC holds holiday toy drive for hospitalized children

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Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps is hosting its 4th Annual Holiday Toy Drive for Cohen Children’s Medical Center. Stop by...

Celebrating EMS Week in a ‘very different and stressful time’

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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 rules for EMS in New York: Don’t bring cardiac patients to the ER for resuscitation

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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.

Wrong-way crash leaves car hanging over bridge on I-495 in Riverhead

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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 board wrap: budget hearing, new hires, and a housing code enforcement action

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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.
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