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National Night Out

At the 63rd Precinct National Night Out celebration, Assemblywoman Weinstein joined members of the Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corp as they offered local children a look inside one of their ambulances. The Assemblywoman secured state funding to help the organization purchase an additional ambulance to ensure their equipment is up to date and ready to respond in emergencies.

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There’s more to hospital operations than meets the eye: More than 200 4th- and 5th-graders from PS 100 in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, toured Coney Island Hospital on May 12 as part of a professional development day for students to learn about different careers affiliated with the hospital. Students broke into small groups to get a deeper understanding of the dentistry, dietetics, radiology and surgery departments. They also went behind the scenes to see how the hospital security and communications division operates and to meet with the building engineers who keep the hospital’s generators running. Students got a close-up look at an ambulance with the Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Throughout the career day, the 4th- and 5th-graders were guided by students from nearby Grady Vocational HS. Whether donning surgical masks or hair nets for food prep or being “deputized” by hospital police, students learned about the complex network of jobs necessary for a hospital to run smoothly. “It was a wonderful opportunity to visit Coney Island Hospital, tour the facilities and learn about many potential career opportunities for our students,” said Joanne Bullaro, the PS 100 chapter leader. “It was also wonderful to witness the support of the Grady HS students in each activity. Strengthening school and community relationships is the most important thing we can do for our students.”

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NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island, also known as Coney Island Hospital, partnered with UFT last week to host more than 500 students from District 21 schools and teach them about various healthcare professions.

Students from PS 329, PS 253, PS 216 and PS 100 attended three professional development days at the hospital — from May 10 to May 12 — during which 3rd, 4th and 5th graders were introduced many professions in health care and encouraged to focus on S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

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On April 1, 2016 the Boy Scouts of America held the ‘Greater New York Scout Emergency Preparedness Day’ at Marine Park in Brooklyn. Captain Glen S. of NYRRT (who is also a long time leader in the BSA), trained over 55 scouts in a Search & Rescue drill. Those scouts recieved certificates from NYRRT that will help them earn their Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge. Among the large crowd of particpants and parents, were the FDNY, Gerritsen Beach Fire Department, Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance, NYC Office of Emergency Management and others. While it initially was a stormy morning, it turned out to be a great day–one that left many youth with a new and important life lesson.

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Flatbush

Thanks for the service

Three cheers to Robert Parisi, past captain, first lieutenant, and volunteer di tutti volunteer, at the Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

The life-saving rescue worker was rewarded for 35 years of exemplary and dedicated service during a ceremony at Buckley’s Restaurant. Captain Fred Wilken, Sr., bestowed honors on our pal Robert, as well as the following recipients: Past Captain Joseph Marcellino, 35 years; Dan Evans and Sal Caruso, 30 years; Anthony Farula and Arthur Berkovitz, 20 years; Nathan Reisman, Peter Bojmal, Kevin Tse, and Michael Mora, 10 years; and Matthew Dean, Theresa Blumenthal, and Yitzchok Freund, five years.

Other awardees included: Eli Tovey, “Mentor of the Year;” Justin Eagle, “Junior Member of the Year;” Gary Hui, Sheldon Zalesky, and Anthony Baisden, “Achievement” awards; Stu Weiselberg, “Member of the Year;” Kharell Leslie, “Dispatcher of the Year;” Samantha Liu and Jean Kenson Dorlouis, “Ambulance Attendants of the Year;” Fred Wilken Jr., “Ambulance Driver of the Year;” Mendy Moskowitz, “Crew Chief of the Year;” and Mendel Levin, “Rookie of the Year.”

Standing O shouts out a sincere “Thank You” to all the recipients for their dedicated service — the community appreciates it.

Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps [4623 Avenue N at Schnectady Avenue in Flatbush, (718) 338–0434].

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On December 6th, 2013 at approximately 19:45 Hours a car traveling at a high rate of speed struck several other cars in the intersection of Utica Ave & Ave J in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn NY.

The FDNY*EMS reported there were 6 serious injuries at the scene including st least one RED tag victim who was transported to Kings County Hosp in serious condition.

Members of the Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance as well as the FDNY*EMS all responded to assist.

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Marlene Sagiv-Bojmal: Rebuilt fire house and families
The Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corp. rescue worker helped coordinate a collection drive for the ’cane-wracked Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department station house. Sagiv-Bojmal and fellow crew members transported the donations — including clothes, blankets, canned goods, water, and other emergency supplies — to families directly hit by Hurricane Sandy

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Always on Duty: Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance emergency medical technician Frank Pasterak scrambles up an obstacle at the Military Civilian Combine at Floyd Bennett Field on Saturday. Ever vigil, Pasterak brought his walkie-talkie along for the run

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Lookin’ sharp: Paramedics with the Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps showed up at Marine Park for Tuesday’s Night Out Against Crime to share some techniques and see if their helmets would fit on little Alisa Yu.

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Flatlands

Start your sirens!

Joanna DelBuono

It’s shiny, it’s new, and it’s all thanks to the generosity of Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein (D-Midwood). The Brooklyn legislator secured $125,000 in state funds so that Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps could purchase a brand new, siren blaring, road hugging ambulance.

“I could not think of no greater use of state funds than to support the Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps,” our pal Helene told Standing O.

Ambulance Corps volunteers were verklempt at the gift.

“For 20 years, Helene has always been here for us,” Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps Captain Joe Marcellino told Standing O. “It has been an honor and a privilege working for such a fantastic individual.”

Standing O is verklempt just writing about it all!

Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corp. [4623 Ave. N at East 47th Street in Flatlands, (718) 338–0434].

 

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