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2016 Holiday Party & Award Ceremony
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By Chief of Operations Nick Louros
December 17, 2016

Last night EVAC held its annual Holiday Party at Westchester Manor in Hastings-on-Hudson. Each year EVAC recognizes its members and awards them for their commitment and dedication to our organization as well as for their excellent patient care. The following awards were presented last night:

Between December 1st 2015 and November 30th 2016 EVAC was dispatched to 2,578 calls for assistance. The following members were our most actively volunteers during that time frame.

Top 10 Call Status Award Winners:

10th Place – With 110 Calls – Stephen Bryson
10th Place – With 110 Calls – Sebastian Vazquez
9th Place – With 119 Calls – Norbert Chrostowski
9th Place – With 119 Calls – Michael Guarino
8th Place – With 130 Calls – Jenna Martino
7th Place – With 145 Calls – Justin Bayer
6th Place – With 150 Calls – Georgina Torres
5th Place – With 155 Calls – Oliver Alkins
4th Place – With 268 Calls – Christine Demo
3rd Place – With 240 Calls – Ryan Kahn
2nd Place – With 359 Calls – Nicholas Mardikian
1st Place – With 480 Calls – Christopher Leak

Officer's Award – EMT Joseph Balaez Jr & EMT David Ramos

Probationary Member of the Year – EMT Ryan Kahn

Most Hours - EMT Christopher Leak

Employee of the Year – EMT Gary Reben

Exceptional Patient Care Award – Paramedic Connor McMullen

Life Saving Awards:

On December 14th, 2015, EVAC was dispatched to a residence in the Town of Eastchester for a female in respiratory arrest. On arrival, the crew found a 59 y/o female unresponsive in the entry way of her residence with an oral airway in place and being ventilated by Eastchester FD. The patient was found in respiratory arrest by EFD. On assessment of the BLS crew, the patient was found to not have a pulse and CPR was immediately initiated. The defibrillator was applied and no shock was advised. During transport, the BLS crew was able to obtain a pulse and the patient now had a blood pressure. The patient was transported to the hospital while the crew continually ventilated the patient. The patient was later discharged from the hospital with zero deficits.

EMT Mark Bittner
EMT Margaret Pyle

On January 15th, 2016, EVAC was dispatched to a residence in the Town of Eastchester for a man down. On arrival, the crew found a 51 y/o male in a bathroom in cardiac arrest with CPR in progress by the Eastchester Police. The patient was found in cardiac arrest by EPD with a tablet of ASA (aspirin) in his month. On assessment of the paramedic, the patient was found to be in V-Fib (Ventricular Fibrillation - a shockable rhythm). ALS procedures were established at the residence. While transporting the patient he became awake, was able to maintain his own airway and our crew was able to explain to him what had just occurred. The patient was transported to the hospital without incident. He was later discharged from the hospital with zero deficits.

Paramedic Gustavo Torres
EMT Ryan Kahn
EMT Sebastian Vazquez
Member Joesph Spinelli

On April 18th, 2016, EVAC was dispatched to a residence in the Town of Eastchester for a male suffering from general weakness/malaise. On arrival, the crew found a 80 y/o male patient sitting on the couch complaining of weakness. The patient was packaged in a stairchair and removed to the ambulance for transport. By the time the patient was removed to the ambulance, he became unresponsive, was barely breathing and had a weak carotid pulse. He was immediately transferred to the stretcher and the paramedic applied his heart monitor. The patient was now noted to be cardiac arrest. CPR was intimated immediately as well as ALS interventions. The patient was transported to the ED (emergency department) and on arrival the patient was noted to have return of spontaneous circulation with some ventilator efforts and purposeful movement. The patient was ultimately discharged from the hospital with zero deficits.

Paramedic Richard Perry
EMT Kaila Fineman
EMT Imelda McGuinness
EMT Margret Pyle

On August 9th, 2016, EVAC was dispatched to a commercial building in the Village of Bronxville for a female down. On arrival, the crew found a 73 y/o female lying on the floor of the business. Bystanders reported the patient collapsed without warning and had snoring respirations. Patient was assessed and found to be in cardiac arrest. CPR and ALS interventions were immediately initiated. The patient was defibrillated a total of fourteen (14) times due to shockable rhythms. The patient was transported to the ED (emergency department) and ultimately discharged from the hospital with zero deficits.

Paramedic James Disciullo
EMT Kenneth See

On November 30th, 2016, EVAC was dispatched to a residence in the Town of Eastchester for an overdose. On arrival, the crew found a 24 y/o male lying in a bathtub at the location with pinpoint pupils and in respiratory arrest in care of Chief Louros, Eastchester Police and Eastchester Fire. The patient has a history of drug use and EMS noted drug paraphernalia next to him. The patient was administered two (2) rounds of nasal Narcan by BLS providers and the paramedic administered an additional two (2) rounds of Narcan as well for a total of four (4) rounds. The patient eventually began to breathe on his own and become alert and oriented. He even walked to the ambulance. When the patient came to, he admitted to using 2 of the 3 bags of heroin that he purchased that day. The patient was transported to the ED (emergency department) for further evaluation.

Paramedic Bryan Fealy
EMT Mark Bittner
EMT Norbert Chrostowski
EMT Nicholas Louros

Length of Service Awards

5 Years of Service:
Justin Bayer
Jennifer Casinelli
Desiree Granato
Michael Guarino
Connor McMullen
Caroline Osborn
Emily Stanson
Mark Tamarin

10 Years of Service:
Imelda McGuinness

15 Years of Service:
Joanne Gaddi

20 Years of Service (Life Member):
Michael Guttman

Congratulations to all our 2016 award winners !!!

 
 
2016-2017 EVAC Officers
2016-2017 EVAC Officers
 
Top 10 Call Status Winners (from left to right) Leak, Mardikian, Kahn, Demo, Alkins, Torres, Martino, Chrostowski, Vazquez, Bryson
Top 10 Call Status Winners (from left to right) Leak, Mardikian, Kahn, Demo, Alkins, Torres, Martino, Chrostowski, Vazquez, Bryson
 
Officer's Award- Joseph Balaez Jr & David Ramos
Officer's Award- Joseph Balaez Jr & David Ramos
 
Probationary Member of the Year- Ryan Kahn
Probationary Member of the Year- Ryan Kahn
 
Most Hours- Christopher Leak with 1,436.5
Most Hours- Christopher Leak with 1,436.5
 
Life Member Michael Guttman
Life Member Michael Guttman
 
Exceptional Patient Care Award – Connor McMullen with Director of the Critical Care Division Danielle Lestrange (Lawrence Hospital) & ALS Operations Coordinator Mark Baumblatt
Exceptional Patient Care Award – Connor McMullen with Director of the Critical Care Division Danielle Lestrange (Lawrence Hospital) & ALS Operations Coordinator Mark Baumblatt
 
Employee of the Year- Gary Reben with ALS Operations Coordinator Mark Baumblatt
Employee of the Year- Gary Reben with ALS Operations Coordinator Mark Baumblatt
 

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