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RVAC hosts annual open house, offering CPR lessons and Narcan training: photos

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps had a great turnout at this year's open house on Sunday afternoon.

RVAC to offer opioid overdose training Sunday at annual open house

RVAC's Open House on May 21 offers the opportunity for community members to learn about, and show their support for, the hardworking members of this civic organization.

Driver of car that careened off CR 105 overpass late Saturday night ‘lucky to be alive’ thanks to off-duty paramedic

After a car drove over the guardrail of the CR 105, a man returning to the campground at around midnight happened upon the wreck on the pitch-black exit ramp for Indian Island County Park. Luckily for the driver, who was severely injured, the Good Samaritan was a paramedic and an ex-chief of the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Oil burner mishap causes smoke condition at Kent shelter, four taken to PBMC

The employees were treated for smoke inhalation. No animals were hurt in the incident; all were taken into the clinic building prior to FD arrival.

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps swears in new officers for 2015

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps has its full complement of officers for 2015 and a new board president.

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps elects new chief, filling vacancy in post

RVAC elected a new chief at its general membership meeting, filling a post that was vacant for nearly half of 2014 after the ex-chief's suspension.

Riverhead looks to bill patients for ambulance transports from MVAs

The town board, as a tax-saving measure, is looking bill for ambulance services provided to the victims of the 1,000 car accidents in Riverhead each year.

Riverhead ambulance chief suspended; RVAC members question board’s action

Riverhead ambulance corps chief was suspended by the corps board of directors in July. RVAC members upset by lack of information, question the suspension.

Riverhead’s school shooting drill uncovers major procedural flaw

Riverhead school's 'panic alarm' not reported to town police by alarm company for seven minutes after building principal pressed the button.

Riverhead emergency services to stage school shooting drill Saturday morning

Riverhead’s police and emergency services will put themselves through the paces Saturday in a school shooting drill, RiverheadLOCAL has learned. The location and time of...