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Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Town Board honors cop and paramedic for saving choking child

by Mar 16, 2021
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

by Feb 2, 2021
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

by Dec 6, 2020
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’

by May 26, 2020
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

by Apr 18, 2020
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

by Feb 6, 2020
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

by Nov 12, 2019
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.

Victim says thanks to ambulance crew that saved his life after motorcycle crash

by Sep 17, 2019
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.

Ambulance president says thank you to emergency services personnel

by Aug 27, 2019
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.

Riverhead ambulance communications system back up and running ‘loud and clear’

by Aug 22, 2019
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.