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LVAC Stands By
at SSFD 2019 Carnival
stand by for any eventuality at local events like John Jay home
football games, the South Salem Library Fair, and here, at the
2019 Annual South Salem Fire Department Carnival.
from LVAC are(l to r) Mike Kis, Rich Barry, Judy Saslow, and Kim
in 2019 South Salem
CPR and AED at St. John's Community BBQ
Jim Reilly conducting a
CPR / AED / Choking demonstration at the Town Park during the
St. John's Episcopal Church Community BBQ. The South Salem
Fire Department and Lewisboro Police also made presentations
at the event.
Jim is an EMT, Crew Chief,
and Ambulance Driver for LVAC as well as serving as its President
its own at the 2019 Annual Awards Luncheon on May 19, 2019
LVAC holds an annual award
luncheon to recognize the all-volunteer service of its members.
Invited are all LVAC volunteers as well as their family members
and local dignitaries. Here are some of the top awards:
Dylan Murphy, a Senior Junior
Member of LVAC receives the Captain's Award from LVAC Captain
Dan Murtha for his outstanding service to the Corps this past
year. The photo on the right is of Dylan, and Dylan's
father, mother, and younger brother.
Total Calls Awards
These awards are given to
the LVAC volunteers who have responded to the largest number of
calls over the past year. L to R, Alan Kaufman, Mike Kis, Judy
Saslow, and Dylan Murphy. Missing: Dan Murtha
1000 Hours Awards
These awards are given to
those LVAC volunteers who have been on duty 1000 or more hours
in the past year. L to R, Alan Kaufman, Mike Kis, John Bergherr,
Judy Saslow, Lucian Lipinsky, and Dan Murtha.
LVAC Preps For
Challenging Leatherman Race
LVAC Assistant Captain Judy
Saslow ran a "Full Splinting" drill prior to 2019 Leatherman
Race in Pound Ridge Reservation. All members participated
at three stations where different limb injuries were simulated.
Included in the scenarios were bleeding control along with ankle
and arm injuries where LVAC members applied dressings and sling
and swatch stabilization techniques.
The Leatherman Race is conducted
in wilderness settings where soft tissue and musculoskelatal
injuries are common. LVAC Junior members are tasked with being
the primary care givers as part of their professional development.
2019 Board Members
include (l to r) Captain Dan Murtha, President Jim Reilly, Vice
President Mark Sheeran, Assisitant Captain Judy Saslow, Director
Mike Kis, Treasurer Mike Keech, and Secretary John McKeon.
LVAC NEEDS YOUR
HELP IN FUNDING OUR NEW AMBULANCE!
Our volunteers staff the
ambulances day or night, rain or shine. Our mission is simple:
To deliver emergency medical care to you and your family members
in your time of need. Thats 24/7/365. No snow days, no
holidays every single day.
LVACs crews are not
paid for their time, and our organization does not receive any
tax-based funding whatsoever. No LVAC patient has incurred any
out-of-pocket cost for our response, care, or transport. We are
your friends and neighbors, and
We really need your help
right now! Our older
ambulance, having made over 3000 runs, suffered an uninsured
catastrophic electrical failure a few months ago. It was at the
end of its service life and frankly it made no sense to repair
We have placed an order
for a new ambulance which will cost us in excess of $250,000
when fully equipped. Unlike our previous rigs, it will be equipped
with four-wheel drive, which will allow us to operate efficiently
in all kinds of weather, particularly snow and ice. Even when
the power is out and the roads are snow-covered, when you need
help, you can depend on LVAC. Can we depend on you?
Please consider donating
generously to help fund the new ambulance.
Thanks so much for supporting
your communitys ambulance service.
SSFD's Annual Open House
South Salem resident Allie Bickler
has her blood pressure taken by LVAC EMT Mark Sheeran at South
Salem Fire Department's Annual Open House on October 13, 2018.
Joint Drill with Golden's Bridge Fire Department
On May 8, LVAC
performed a joint drill on automobile extrication with the Golden's
Bridge Fire Department. LVAC members participate in two
drills every month on various topics.
the Annual Leatherman's Loop Trail Race at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Mike Kis and junior
Corps members help tend to an injured runner
Photo by Jim
Video of the
Arrival of the AP Farm Fly Car,
by Adam Rose and Peter McQuillan of AP Farm in Cross River
Voice Interviews LVAC Volunteers
Vehicle Donation From AP Farm
LVAC Fly Car Donors Adam R. Rose
and Peter R. McQuillan
The Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance
Corps (LVAC), the Town of Lewisboro's all-volunteer and community
supported emergency medical service provider, received a new
and fully equipped sport utility vehicle to serve as a "fly
car" for rapid response to emergencies. A fly car allows
EMTs to respond swiftly and to triage patients prior to the ambulance,
which would then transport patients if necessary.
The fly car was donated by
Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan, longtime Lewisboro residents,
prominent philanthropists, and owners of AP Farm in Cross River.
Known in the community for their donation of the AP Farm Athletic
Fields to the Katonah-Lewisboro School District, the married
couple has supported local, regional, and national causes for
over two decades. The Lewisboro Library, the Jacob Burns Film
Center, and the Westchester Land Trust are just a few organizations
that have benefited from their generosity. "We can think
of no local organization that expresses the selflessness and
caring for our community more than LVAC. Peter and I are extremely
proud to be able to present LVAC with this handsome and greatly
needed vehicle," said Rose at the LVAC Gifting Ceremony
held on September 6th.
The fly car is a custom built
white 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe. It is fully equipped with the standard
basic life support (BLS) medical equipment carried by an ambulance
along with advanced tools including syringe epinephrine (a significant
cost reduction from EpiPens), Narcan for drug overdoses, Continuous
Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) masks, an automated defibrillator,
a Lucas Device for automated chest compressions, and communications
"Adam and Peter have
made an incredibly generous gift that will enable LVAC to reduce
care response time and to maintain our status as one of the most
highly trained and skilled all-volunteer ambulance services in
the region," said Lucian Lipinsky, Captain of LVAC. "We
are humbled by their commitment to the health and safety of their
Mr. Rose and Mr. McQuillan presented the gift at the LVAC meeting
of the organization on Tuesday night September 6. Members of
the Lewisboro Town Board and representatives from some of the
volunteer fire companies in town attended the presentation. Ann
Hirsch, President of LVAC, commented that "With an increase
in monthly calls (last month was a record high of 52) it is critical
that our fleet of vehicles be ready for action. This new fly
car will greatly support our work. We encourage others to follow
Adam and Peter's example. They have previously made a substantial
donation to the purchase of our ambulance, but this is only the
second time in our 30 year history that someone has donated an
emergency vehicle outright. Look for the AP Farm Fly Car at community
Total Runs: 454
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