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Put ICE In Your Cell Phone, It May Save Your Life

Central Islip, NY (March 27, 2007) Islip Town Supervisor Phil Nolan and Town Board members recently joined the movement that encourages individuals to program the acronym ICE into their cell phones. The Town is pleased to join local Emergency Service Personnel to promote this most worthwhile endeavor, said Supervisor Nolan. We encourage all cell phone users to spend a few minutes programming important emergency information into their phones; this small effort could save a life. In the event of an emergency where you may be unconscious or unable to talk, emergency crews can use your phone and find your ICE (in case of emergency) contact. They will be able to call your emergency contact and inform them of the event as well as gather valuable information about your health and/or medical conditions. 3 Easy Steps! Step 1: Create a New contact in your cellular phone Step 2: Name that contact ICE Step 3: Program the number for you emergency contact Done! Note: You may want to add ICE1, ICE2, etc. for additional contacts. I am pleased that we are joining Emergency Service Personnel to launch this concept into the public, said Islip Town Councilman Christopher D. Bodkin. It is a very effective and much-needed mechanism that will enable emergency workers to contact loved ones when a family member is in danger.

(Picture left to right) Central Islip Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance Chief Paul Ryan: West Islip Fire Departments 2nd Assistant Chief Joseph Badala and Central Islip Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance Chairman of the Board Ronald Barz

The Central Islip-Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance is the 2nd busiest ambulance service in Suffolk County, NY. They receive over 5000 calls per year and continue to provide a quality, caring and responsive pre-hospital emergency health care to the communities of Central Islip, Hauppauge, Islandia, and the Hauppauge Industrial Park. To volunteer as an EMT or an ambulance driver (you do not have to be a resident of Central Islip or Hauppauge to join), or want to more about how you can help promote the ICE Program please visit their website www.CIHVA.org. CIHVA will train any individuals who would like to join and have no experience. CIHVA has a youth squad for teens to learn CPR, and first aid.

Central Islip – Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance volunteers join Congressman Steve Israel at the Hauppauge Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Sunday

     

November 12, 2005: The Central Islip-Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance is the 2nd busiest ambulance service in Suffolk County, NY. They receive over 4800 calls per year and continue to provide a quality, caring and responsive pre-hospital emergency health care to the communities of Central Islip, Hauppauge, Islandia, and the Hauppauge Industrial Park. To volunteer as an EMT or an ambulance driver (you do not have to be a resident of Central Islip or Hauppauge to join) please contact the 1st Assistant Chief at (631) 582-4414 or visit website www.CIHVA.org. CIHVA will train any individuals who would like to join and have no experience. CIHVA has a youth squad for teens to learn CPR, and first aid.

Congressman Isreal, Lakeland Fire Department, Ensure Help Rolls to Louisiana

HUNTINGTON, NY, November 8th, 2005 — Standing in front of an ambulance destined for hurricane ravaged Louisiana, Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) joined local emergency responders to announce a Long Island helping hand. In Katrina’s aftermath, Lakeland Fire Department officials tried to offer their services and donate an ambulance to the gulf region but were stymied by a sluggish FEMA. They contacted Rep. Israel, who bypassed FEMA and spoke directly with his colleague, Rep. Charles Melancon, a south Louisiana Democrat. Details were ironed out last Thursday night and a crew from Lakeland will soon be heading to Baton Rouge to assist in transporting sick Hurricane victims.

"FEMA was not responsive to the Lakeland Fire Department’s offer of a critically needed ambulance for the people of Louisiana," said Israel. "So I took matters into my own hands. I approached my colleague Congressman Melancon on the House floor and I told him we had an ambulance but we were not getting a response from FEMA. Today I am pleased to announce that we worked out an arrangement for the ambulance to be delivered directly to the Emergency Medical Services in Baton Rouge by Commisioner Darrin Finn. Sometimes, you just have to act rather than waiting for bureaucracy to respond."

"After September 11th when New Yorkers needed the help of people around the country, they came and provided that help," noted Darren Finn of the Lakeland Volunteer Fire Department. "Now it’s our turn to be there to assist the victims of Katrina. Our department is proud to answer the call and we thank Congressman Israel for making it happen."

The Central Islip Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance Corps. donated the necessary equipment and supplies for the ambulance.

Americans across the country were outraged at the initial federal response to Hurricane Katrina - when tens of thousands of people were going without the assistance they desperately needed.

"CPR and AED class for members of the Hauppauge Industrial Association"

Hauppauge, NY: September 22, 2005: Members of the Hauppauge Industrial Association were trained today in life saving procedures in CPR and in the use of an AED. The Hauppauge Fire Department hosted the class and under the organization of Chief Paul Ryan of the Central Islip Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance instructors trained over 47 participants. “Having individuals who are trained while at work could be the difference of one of their co-workers surviving a cardiac arrest”, explains Chief Gagliardi. For information on your business joining the Hauppauge Industrial Association you can call 543-5355. You can visit the Hauppauge Fire Department’s website at www.hauppaugefire.org .To become a Hauppauge Fire Department volunteer firefighter please contact, Assistant Chief Thomas J. Kriklava at (631) 265-2381 ext. 112. To volunteer as an EMT or an ambulance driver (you do not have to be a resident of Central Islip or Hauppauge to join) please contact 1st Assistant Chief Troi Mosby at (631) 445-0224 or visit website www.CIHVA.org. HFD and CIHVA will train any individuals who would like to join and have no experience.

Picture: (left to right) Hauppauge Volunteer Fire Department’s Chief Michael Gagliardi and Central Islip Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance Chief Paul Ryan