C.I. News 8/1/55
"Next Wednesday evening. August 10th, there will be a meeting of all persons interested in obtaining a Community Ambulance Service for Central Islip. The meeting will be held at the high school on Wheeler Road at 8:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.
Interest in an ambulance service for this village has been discussed many times locally in recent years but nothing ever materialized. On June 24th, Mrs. Gerard Pettit of 10 East Locust Street pleaded that something be done and offered her services. She had just witnessed the tragic death of Charles Martin, Jr., of 32 Willow Street and she felt that it "happens so often that precious moments are lost while victims wait unattended."
There is no emergency ambulance service available from Southside Hospital and except for Robinson’s Ambulance, a privately operated service in Islip, most communities in the township provide their own volunteer ambulance corps as they do their own volunteer Fire Departments.
According to Mrs. Pettit, all interested individuals as well as organizations representatives are expected to attend."