In The Spotlight
Special Delivery By Community Ambulance!!!
On Saturday November 26th 2016 at 7:58 a.m. Community Ambulance Company was dispatched to a reported maternity call in Sayville. The ambulance crew arrived on scene within minutes of receiving the call and found a woman in labor. The crew immediately assessed the patient and moved her to the ambulance between contractions. The expected mother had two children prior and felt she had more time before delivery. However the baby could not wait and a baby boy was delivered at 8:31 a.m. in the back of the ambulance moments before arriving at the hospital. Both mother and baby were quickly and safely transported to Stony Brook Hospital and doing excellent.
This emergency shows the high level of skill and training the members of Community Ambulance Company have. Their ability to keep calm and provide the necessary care was showcased during what could have been a high stress situation
The members on scene were Paramedic Ross Livinsky, EMT-CC Chief Stephanie Golub, EMT Kelsey Dargis, Associate Member Rup Christensen, and Ryan Close.
Community Ambulance Company is a volunteer ambulance company located in Sayville, NY, established in 1950. Community Ambulance serves the communities of Bayport, Bohemia, Oakdale, Sayville, and West Sayville and answers more than 4,500 emergency calls per year.
At the November 15, 2016 REMSCO meeting several EMS agencies were recognized for their efforts in successfully resuscitating victims of sudden cardiac arrest. REMSCO Chairman Joel Vetter, REMSCO Vice Chairman Phil Camman and SCEMS Medical Director Gregson Pigott presented certificates of appreciation to the following:
Bridgehampton Fire Department