While LVAC typically makes
over 450 runs each year to help our citizens, we also appear
at many Community Programs. Here are some examples.
LVAC/SSFD Blood Drives
For years, the Lewisboro Volunteer
Ambulance Corps (LVAC) has hosted a Spring and Fall blood drive
at their headquarters building. Bginning in 2021, LVAC
joined forces with the South Salem Fire Department (SSFD) to
co-host these drives. Utilizing the SSFD facilities allows
for a much larger event with a substantial increase in the volume
of blood donated.
Every presenting donor is
entered in a raffle to win a gift card from Bacio Trattoria or
the Horse and Hound. In a statement commenting on the joint
blood drive, SSFD Fire Chief Michael Devito and LVAC Captain
Dan Murtha said "While we often team up in the field on
911 emergency calls, this event is a graet proactive team effort
for another type of emergency, the critical need to resupply
the New York Blood Center inventory, especially as post-pandemic
life resumes in our community."
The Leatherman's Loop and
the Raven's Rock Run
LVAC supports these
two 10K trail runs with multiple ambulances and fly cars and
has since their inception. They are stationed in Ward Pound
Ridge Reservation aboat a mile from the Corps headquarters and
are available for any other calls which may occur outside the
South Salem Fire Department's
Carnival and Parade
LVAC stands by with
an ambulance at the annual South Salem Fire Department's Carnival,
and is always a participant in the Department's annual Parade.
Fire Department's Open House
in the South Salem and Goldens Bridge Fire Departments' Open
Houses each year, offering tours of one of our ambulances as
well as blood pressure screening.
Annual South Salem Memorial
LVAC supports and
participates in the annual South Salem Memorial Day festivities,
including a parade and stands by for the 5K and 10K runs.
ALIVE 5K & FUN RUN
- LVAC Hosts Girl Scout
- Achieving their First Aid
Badges for Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1034 got a big assist from
a recent trip to Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps headquarters.
- The Increase Miller Elementary
School second graders and their leader, Rachel Girsch, were hosted
by LVAC Assistant Captain, Richard Barry, who talked about safety
issues, first aid, different types of accidents, how to avoid
them and what to do if you encounter one and how to call 911.
- Barry also demonstrated
some tools for splinting an injury and various other equipment
that an EMS worker uses. He also talked about how the Fire and
Police Departments help and how they all work together. A highlight
of the event was an exciting tour of the ambulance and use of
the siren tones and flashing lights.
- Barry said he was "Very
impressed with the interest shown by the Brownies and the questions
they asked." He added, "Perhaps when they get older,
one or two will be motivated to join LVAC as Student First Aiders."
In Memory of Christy Saltstein
Virtual 5K and Youth 1 Mile Races
YOUR COURSE YOUR START
TIME YOUR RACE DATE
This is an example
of a fundraising event for Stayin' Alive, an organization that
John Jay High School Football
LVAC often has an
ambulance standing by at John Jay High School varsity football
games to assist with any injuries.