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.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Valhalla Ambulance Corps has a new look on the outside! Recently we placed beautiful stonework 6 foot round with our name and a huge blue star of life. For those of you who did not know, we were established in 1961. With new lighting added for our flags, it also shows off our new look! Why not drive by at anytime and see our new outside look.
Our home here at 1 Westlake Drive in Valhalla overlooks the 30,000 billion gallons of water that incorporates the Kensico Reservoir held back by the Dam. For those who like trivia: How many steps on either side of the Dam are there?
Recently, some of our members participated in a Savanger Hunt around North White Plains and Valhalla. We thought it would be fun to add the list of items that were given to them to find for those of you to find too!
Click on the link to download the list! Have fun!
Sunday, June 1, 2014 Valhalla Ambulance Corps participated in Security Worlds “Drive and Dine” fundraiser to honor our troops. The event was a parade of cars and motorcycles which drove through the neighboring towns of Mount Pleasant to raise awareness for our troops returning home from overseas. If you interested in supporting this great cause at woundedwarriorproject.org