LVAC Stands By at 2015 Leatherman's Loop

Seventeen LVAC members stood by to handle any medical emergencies that arose at the 2015 Leatherman's Loop trail race in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation on April 25.

This is the twelfth year that LVAC has supported this event.



LVAC Salutes Six 100 Calls/1000 Hours Members

At its annual Awards Luncheon, LVAC saluted the riding members who had exceeded 100 calls or 1000 hours of service during 2014.

(L to R) Celine Graae, Bob Stoddard, Dan Murtha, and Jason Hinkley (Missing: Lucian Lipinsky and Kevin Norton)



LVAC Among First EMS Ambulance Corps to Use Blood Sampling

The Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps is among the first EMS Volunteer Ambulance Corps in Westchester County authorized to use blood sampling as part of its patient assessment protocols. Pre-hospital blood sugar evaluation is intended to assist in the recognition of abnormal glucose levels and improve the speed with which proper treatment is received. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), along with hyperglycemia, (high blood sugar) are both potentially serious medical conditions. Using a device familiar to diabetics called a Glucometer, which contains a lancet and electronic measuring capability, LVAC EMTs can now quickly detect blood glucose anomalies enabling them to provide early treatment and speedier triage decisions.

"Prehospital glucometry is a safe, effective and minimally invasive procedure used by EMS professionals around the country," commented LVAC Captain Robert Stoddard. "A variety of medical conditions and patient presentations warrant prehospital blood glucose analysis. An altered mental status is the most common adult chief complaint that triggers a blood glucose measurement by EMS personnel," he added. Before this policy change by the New York State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee authorizing EMTs to provide blood sugar analysis in the field, only Paramedics were authorized to do the testing. According to Captain Stoddard, LVAC applied for the authorization and has completed all the requirements and training of LVAC's EMTs and Crew Chiefs. He acknowledged the "excellent" support of Dr. David Zuckerberg in managing the application process. Dr. Zuckerberg is a member of Northern Westchester Hospital's Emergency Department and also serves as LVAC's Medical Control physician contact.




Total Runs: 416
Patients Transported: 320
Call Type
Medical: 273
Trauma non-MVA: 85
Trauma MVA (Motor Vehicle Accident): 36
Stand-by: 22
Call Location
Cross River: 111
Goldens Bridge: 103
Katonah: 7
South Salem: 139
Waccabuc: 27
Mutual Aid (calls covered for neighboring towns): 29
Northern Westchester Hospital: 280
Westchester Medical Center: 12
Danbury Hospital: 14
Norwalk Hospital: 5
Putnam Hospital: 3
© 2015 Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps
All text and photos are the property of the Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps
and may not be reproduced without written permission.
All rights reserved.