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!