Valhalla VAC has a new addition to it’s fleet. In July 2015 our old 82-B2 was semi retired and our new 2015 Lifeline ambulance has been christened into our 911 system.
On April 3, 2015, the Valhalla Ambulance Corps held our annual Installation dinner at the Stone Manor in Hawthorne. The Officers and Board of Directors were installed to begin a new year and to achieve great success. Congratulations to all!
The presentation posted was shown to demonstrate what we had all accomplished from the year 2014 and what a great year it was!
Last evening was very tragic in our little town of Valhalla and we are deeply saddened by the losses of those who died on the train tracks last evening. Being one of the first responders on the scene with Valhalla Ambulance Corps and Captain Steven Marello and those that followed us, we wanted to quickly put out a post to thank each and every one of the EMS, Fire, Police, and volunteers who helped us. Our initial crews and Ortiz Angel, medic 1 from Transcare were among the first on the scene guiding patients and ensuring scene safety ….they did an awesome job! Thank you to our friends and neighbors of Hawthorne Fire, Pleasantville Ambulance, Medic 2 Manny from Transcare, Valhalla Fire, Thornwood Fire and Mt. Pleasant Police Department for being right behind us as a united family front to start the ball rolling on our live MCI. A huge thanks has to go out to The Cliffs Rock Climbing who opened their doors to house the hundreds of people who got off that train and kept them warm until transportation could take them home safely. An extended thanks goes out to Transcare, Empress Ambulance from Yonkers, Yonkers PD for the rehab unit, Greenburgh medics/Jared/Torres, WEMS, (if we missed someone, we apologize) for helping us package up several trauma patients to take to Westchester Medical Center to get the care that they needed so badly. It cannot go unsaid a huge thank you for WCDES John Cullens and his team- OEM and MTA police for their guidance and expertise on ICS. And one last thanks (and it’s a big one) to the people/volunteers from outside this community who came to us to ask how they can help! Oh, and the one last thx is the Dunkin Donut on North Broadway, North White Plains who stayed open late for us to get that coffee in 10 degree weather to the workers into the wee hours of the night! It’s been a long night for Valhalla Volunteer Ambulance Corps and it’s members, but we personally what to give a huge hug for a job extremely well done! You guys/gals did an excellent job and we should all be proud to say you are part of this team! God Bless all!
NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education. PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program.
PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care.
Valhalla VAC offers this course every January, so if your interested in taking this course with us, please contact us and we can put you on the list
On January 10 and 11, 2015 we held a 16 hour Original PHTLS certification program with great success! Preparing and training for situations is what students like to do!
It was definitely time for a remodel of our old kitchen and living room set up that did not allow room for our members on call to relax and converse. We designed a “great room” set up to allow the kitchen and living room to be one big open gathering place to eat, relax, watch TV and do homework! Our members love to come in and grab a snack while on call. Thank you to those members that helped with projects, moving furniture, adding a door bell! Come ring our door bell and grab an application! We are looking for weekend people to help us out! Free training.