On Saturday January 2nd, 2021 at 13:13 hours the Central Islip - Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance Corps along with the Central Islip Fire Department were activated for an elderly male who fell through a sewer grate at 201 Medea Way in Central Islip.
First arriving unit Paramedic Langer found a conscious but injured 91 year old male approximately 15 feet into a sewer drain. First arriving fire units, under the direction of Chief of Department Portelli, checked for toxic gases and lowered an extraction ladder into the sewer.
EMT Sulz and Firefighters Hollborn and Miller made patient contact in the sewer to find the 91 year old with head, neck, and lower extremity trauma. EMT Sulz and Firefighters Hollborn and Miller stabilized the patient and began packaging him onto an awaiting backboard and stokes basket.
At this time members of the Central Islip Fire Department along with the Hauppauge Fire Department began setting up a tripod operation to hoist the patient out of the sewer. Once hoisted out of the sewer the patient was passed off to an awaiting EMS crew where Advanced Life Support was initiated by Paramedic Langer and the patient was transported to South Shore University Hospital in critical condition.
The Central Islip - Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance responded with 2 ambulances and 1 first responder under the direction of Chief of Department Jonathan Kriklava. The Central Islip Fire Department responded with approximately 30 firefighters under the direction of Chief of Department Christopher Portelli. The Hauppauge Fire Department responded with approximately 10 firefighters under the direction of 1st Assistant Chief Kenneth Furuna.
February 17, 2019: February is American Heart Month. The Central Islip Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance Corps encouraged the public to learn CPR. There are more than 350,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests occurring annually in the U.S., nearly 90% of them are fatal according to the American Heart Association. Effective bystander CPR performed immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple the victim’s chance of survival. In an effort to create awareness, the Central Islip Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance Corps hosted a community American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR Class for the public. The event was a success with over 30 people taking the class. 2nd Assistant Chief Jonathan Kriklava told the attendees “we appreciate everyone talking this step to learn CPR, as early CPR is a critical component to increase a patient’s chance of survival”.
Every year the Central Islip Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance does an annual toy drive to benefit children of the community. This year our agency chose to donate toys to the kids at the Stony Brook Children's Hospital. Together with the staff from Stony Brook's Child Life Specialists the department was able to get many toys that will last the Children's Hospital throughout the year. Great job done by all!
On July 27th 2018, Board of Directors Paul Ryan and Matt Pasieka from the Central Islip-Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance met with Congressman Peter King to discuss the Central Islip, Hauppauge and Islandia communities and their growing needs. This was a great opportunity for the Congressman to hear first hand about the communities development and the impact it has been putting on our agency. The Department looks forward to working with Congressman King in the future to better develop our communities.
Chairman Paul Ryan (Left), Congressman Peter King (Center), Director Matthew Pasieka (Right)
Upon arrival the crew found the male in cardiac arrest with a family member providing CPR to the patient. CPR was taken over by the EMS crew and advanced life support was provided to the patient. The patient was defibrillated 2 times by the crew regaining a pulse and breathing. The patient made a full recovery and was later discharged from the hospital.
Congratulations to Paramedic Ray Langer, EMT Dyan Bottego, EMT Michael Walsh, EMT Jisong Im, EMT Amanda Sultz and Probationary Member Stephanie Galante on their REMSCO Life Saving Award and a job well done.
Upon arrival the crew was presented with a 55 yr. old male in cardiac arrest with CPR in progress by bystanders and Suffolk County Police Officers who had administered 2 defibrillations. EMS personnel administered CPR and two additional defibrillations. While enroute to Southside hospital a Paramedic intercepted the ambulance and provided advanced life support care to the patient, eventually restoring a pulse and breathing.
Congratulations to EMT Anthony Garcia, EMT Hector Vasquez and Paramedic Brian Derrick on their REMSCO Life Saving Award and a job well done.
Upon arrival the crew was presented with a 66 year old female sitting in a chair complaining of chest pain. While patient was being transferred into the ambulance she went unresponsive and was noted to be in cardiac arrest. CPR was started immediately and an AED was attached to the patient with one shock administered. The patient was defibrillated a total of 5 times and was transported to Southside hospital with a pulse, breathing restored, and in a conscious state.
Congratulations to Paramedic Hector Feliciano, 1st Asst. Chief/Paramedic Richard Stein, Driver Mildred Paredes and crew member Nicole Zito on their Life Saving Award and a job well done.
Central Islip-Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance
Central Islip, NY (March 27, 2007) Islip Town Supervisor Phil Nolan and Town Board members recently joined the movement that encourages individuals to program the acronym ICE into their cell phones. The Town is pleased to join local Emergency Service Personnel to promote this most worthwhile endeavor, said Supervisor Nolan. We encourage all cell phone users to spend a few minutes programming important emergency information into their phones; this small effort could save a life. In the event of an emergency where you may be unconscious or unable to talk, emergency crews can use your phone and find your ICE (in case of emergency) contact. They will be able to call your emergency contact and inform them of the event as well as gather valuable information about your health and/or medical conditions. 3 Easy Steps! Step 1: Create a New contact in your cellular phone Step 2: Name that contact ICE Step 3: Program the number for you emergency contact Done! Note: You may want to add ICE1, ICE2, etc. for additional contacts. I am pleased that we are joining Emergency Service Personnel to launch this concept into the public, said Islip Town Councilman Christopher D. Bodkin. It is a very effective and much-needed mechanism that will enable emergency workers to contact loved ones when a family member is in danger.
(Picture left to right) Central Islip Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance Chief Paul Ryan: West Islip Fire Departments 2nd Assistant Chief Joseph Badala and Central Islip Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance Chairman of the Board Ronald Barz
The Central Islip-Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance is the 2nd busiest ambulance service in Suffolk County, NY. They receive over 5000 calls per year and continue to provide a quality, caring and responsive pre-hospital emergency health care to the communities of Central Islip, Hauppauge, Islandia, and the Hauppauge Industrial Park. To volunteer as an EMT or an ambulance driver (you do not have to be a resident of Central Islip or Hauppauge to join), or want to more about how you can help promote the ICE Program please visit their website www.CIHVA.org. CIHVA will train any individuals who would like to join and have no experience. CIHVA has a youth squad for teens to learn CPR, and first aid.
November 12, 2005: The Central Islip-Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance is the 2nd busiest ambulance service in Suffolk County, NY. They receive over 4800 calls per year and continue to provide a quality, caring and responsive pre-hospital emergency health care to the communities of Central Islip, Hauppauge, Islandia, and the Hauppauge Industrial Park. To volunteer as an EMT or an ambulance driver (you do not have to be a resident of Central Islip or Hauppauge to join) please contact the 1st Assistant Chief at (631) 582-4414 or visit website www.CIHVA.org. CIHVA will train any individuals who would like to join and have no experience. CIHVA has a youth squad for teens to learn CPR, and first aid.
HUNTINGTON, NY, November 8th, 2005 — Standing in front of an ambulance destined for hurricane ravaged Louisiana, Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) joined local emergency responders to announce a Long Island helping hand. In Katrina’s aftermath, Lakeland Fire Department officials tried to offer their services and donate an ambulance to the gulf region but were stymied by a sluggish FEMA. They contacted Rep. Israel, who bypassed FEMA and spoke directly with his colleague, Rep. Charles Melancon, a south Louisiana Democrat. Details were ironed out last Thursday night and a crew from Lakeland will soon be heading to Baton Rouge to assist in transporting sick Hurricane victims.
"FEMA was not responsive to the Lakeland Fire Department’s offer of a critically needed ambulance for the people of Louisiana," said Israel. "So I took matters into my own hands. I approached my colleague Congressman Melancon on the House floor and I told him we had an ambulance but we were not getting a response from FEMA. Today I am pleased to announce that we worked out an arrangement for the ambulance to be delivered directly to the Emergency Medical Services in Baton Rouge by Commisioner Darrin Finn. Sometimes, you just have to act rather than waiting for bureaucracy to respond."
"After September 11th when New Yorkers needed the help of people around the country, they came and provided that help," noted Darren Finn of the Lakeland Volunteer Fire Department. "Now it’s our turn to be there to assist the victims of Katrina. Our department is proud to answer the call and we thank Congressman Israel for making it happen."
The Central Islip Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance Corps. donated the necessary equipment and supplies for the ambulance.
Americans across the country were outraged at the initial federal response to Hurricane Katrina - when tens of thousands of people were going without the assistance they desperately needed.
Hauppauge, NY: September 22, 2005: Members of the Hauppauge Industrial Association were trained today in life saving procedures in CPR and in the use of an AED. The Hauppauge Fire Department hosted the class and under the organization of Chief Paul Ryan of the Central Islip Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance instructors trained over 47 participants. “Having individuals who are trained while at work could be the difference of one of their co-workers surviving a cardiac arrest”, explains Chief Gagliardi. For information on your business joining the Hauppauge Industrial Association you can call 543-5355. You can visit the Hauppauge Fire Department’s website at www.hauppaugefire.org .To become a Hauppauge Fire Department volunteer firefighter please contact, Assistant Chief Thomas J. Kriklava at (631) 265-2381 ext. 112. To volunteer as an EMT or an ambulance driver (you do not have to be a resident of Central Islip or Hauppauge to join) please contact 1st Assistant Chief Troi Mosby at (631) 445-0224 or visit website www.CIHVA.org. HFD and CIHVA will train any individuals who would like to join and have no experience.
Picture: (left to right) Hauppauge Volunteer Fire Department’s Chief Michael Gagliardi and Central Islip Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance Chief Paul Ryan