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4 days ago

Did you Know?

You can help support Lindenwood VAC while you shop bargains on Cyber Monday, during the holiday season and all thru out the year.

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1 week ago

The officers and members of Lindenwood VAC wish all of our friends a very Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving.

Please remember when celebrating tonight, be responsible, do not drink and drive, always designate a driver or use taxi, ride share or public transportation.

Remember you are supporting Lindenwood VAC when you shop Black Friday and this holiday season on AmazonSmile using the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7295865!!!

1 week ago

When you shop Black Friday deals at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7295865, AmazonSmile donates to The Lindenwood Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps Inc!

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to The Lindenwood Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps Inc. Support us every time you shop.

3 weeks ago

Lindenwood VAC salutes our Veterans who have keep our great nation safe and secure. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to our nation!

1 month ago

The last NYPD Boxing Team Smoker of 2019 will take place on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Resorts World NYC Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, South Ozone Park, NY .

Doors Open at 6:30pm, First Fight 7:30pm
with an after party until 1:00am.

Customs and Border Protection, JFK will be participating in at least 3 matches. Match Cards are TBD,

Please come out to support our fighters and help some great charities in the process!

IMPORTANT:
It’s a costume party, so if you do not show up in a costume, expect a $10 surcharge at the door!!!! Prizes for Best Costume with a $200 First Place prize for Best Costume M/F!

Official Link for tickets.
IMPORTANT: Please use this link to purchase tickets using this link will support National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) Chapter 153's Employee Relief Fund!

https://www.bluelineticket.com/#/home/ticketDetails/5d72d75a2bd824253bd69593/nteu153cp/5d430bae45b943d77fe7ad85

$20 Female Admission
$25 Male Admission
At the door, day of the event $40 CASH.

******NOTICE*********
As Per Resorts World Policy:
18 Years of Age and Older
NO Masks
NO Painted Faces that will distort facial recognition cameras
NO Firearms / Weapons

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2 months ago

The Officers and Members of Lindenwood VAC would like to extend our warmish wishes and L'shana tova to the residents of our community and our fans who practice the Jewish faith as they celebrate Rosh Hashana 5780 this evening. We wish you all the best of health, prosperity and peace in the coming year.

2 months ago

The Officers and Members of Lindenwood VAC extend our deepest condolences to our partners in public safety, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) on the tragic loss of Police Officer Brian Mulkeen, 33 years old, a seven year veteran of NYPD assigned to Patrol Borough Bronx, Anti-Crime Unit who succumbed to his injuries sustained while trying to apprehend an armed suspect inside the Edenwald Houses inside the confines of the 47 Precinct in The Bronx.

This is another tragic highlight of the dangerous work our public safety professionals perform daily in neighborhoods across our nation.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mulkeen family and his friends as they cope with his tragic and senseless loss.

2 months ago

The Officers and Members of Lindenwood VAC are saddened to learn of the passing of Commander James "Rocky" Robinson of Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Commander Robinson founded the corps in 1998, bringing Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Ambulance Services to the well under served inner city community of Bedford-Stuyvesant. His hard work, against numerous odds, allowed hundreds of neighborhood youth to be trained in CPR and First Aid and eventually becoming Emergency Medical Technicians. His work went well beyond helping the injured. Commander Robinson was a true pioneer in the NYC Volunteer Ambulance Community and his passing saddens us all.

On behalf of the Officers and Members of Lindenwood VAC, we extend our deepest condolences to our brothers and sisters at Bedford-Stuyvesant VAC, the Robinson family and the community of Bedford-Stuyvesant on their loss.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Eighteen years later ..Lindenwood VAC will NEVER FORGET!

We hope for eternal rest to those who perished during the September 11, 2001 attacks and the hundreds that have passed after from illnesses attributed to their response to the WTC and following recovery.

Please take a moment tomorrow at 8:46 am, 9:03am, 9:37am, 9:59am 10:07am and 10:28am to remember all who perished and those still coping with the aftermath.

… ALWAYS HONORED, NEVER FORGOTTEN!

2 months ago

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3 months ago

As school starts again, be mindful of children.. and ALWAYS STOP for school buses displaying a RED flashing light on BOTH sides of the roadway.

4 months ago

Notification issued 07-19-2019 at 6:54 AM.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for New York City from 11AM to 11PM on 7/19.

Active children and adults, and people with respiratory problems, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.

For more information, visit the National Weather Service at http://www.1.usa.gov/16w10Sq or the Department of Environmental Conservation at http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/aqi/aqi_forecast.cfm.

To view this message in American Sign Language (ASL), العربية, বাঙালি, 中文, Français, Kreyòl Ayisyen, Italiano, 한국어, Polski, Pусский, Español, اردو or ייִדיש : http://on.nyc.gov/1m52k8v

The National Weather Service is your best source for complete weather forecast and weather related information on the web!

4 months ago

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
736 PM EDT Thu Jul 18 2019

New York (Manhattan)
Bronx
Richmond (Staten Island)
Kings (Brooklyn)
Northern Queens
Southern Queens-

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO 8 PM EDT SUNDAY...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Around 105 on Friday and around 110 Saturday and Sunday.

* TIMING...12 pm Friday through 8 pm Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool. The excessive heat may quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

An Excessive Heat Warning is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 105 degrees or greater. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible, and drink plenty of water.

Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at increased risk. Homes without air conditioning can be much hotter than outdoors.

Use air conditioning to stay cool at home or go to a place that
has air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends, family members and neighbors.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency!

In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.

In New York City, to find a cooling center call 3 1 1 or visit
http://nyc.gov/oem

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/heat-wave-safety.html

5 months ago

One of our former Lindenwood VAC members and current Chief of Springwater-Wayland EMS Fred Grambs, came across this article from the June 2002 edition of Emergency Medical Services magazine, Vol 31, No 6.

If you have something Lindenwood VAC related.. old photos, news clippings, etc... please send us a Private Message, we would love to share them with the community at large.

5 months ago

I Am The Flag

I am the flag of the United States of America.
My name is Old Glory.
I fly atop the world's tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America's halls of justice.
I fly majestically over institutions of learning.
I stand guard with power in the world.
Look up and see me.
I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice.
I stand for freedom. I am confident.
I am arrogant. I am proud.
When I am flown with my fellow banners,
My head is a little higher,
My colors a little truer.
I bow to no one!
I am recognized all over the world.
I am worshipped - I am saluted.
I am loved - I am revered.
I am respected - I am feared.
I have fought in every battle of every war for more than 200 years.
I was flown at Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Shiloh and Appomattox.
I was there at San Juan Hill, the trenches of France, in the Argonne Forest, Anzio, Rome and the beaches of Normandy.
Guam, Okinawa, Korea and KheSan, Saigon, Vietnam know me.
I was there. I led my troops.
I was dirty, battleworn and tired,
but my soldiers cheered me and I was proud.
I have been burned, torn and trampled on the streets of countries
I have helped set free. It does not hurt for I am invincible.
I have been soiled upon, burned, torn and trampled in the streets of my country.
And when it's done by those whom I've served in battle - it hurts.
But I shall overcome - for I am strong.
I have slipped the bonds of earth and
stood watch over the uncharted frontiers of space from my
vantage point on the moon.
I have born silent witness to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hours are yet to come.
When I am torn into strips and used as bandages for my wounded
comrades on the battlefield,
when I am flown at half mast to honor my soldier,
or when I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving parent at the grave of their fallen son or daughter,
I am proud.
I am the flag of the United States of America.

Happy Independence Day

5 months ago

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The Officers and Members of Lindenwood Volunterr Ambulance Corps, wish you and your families a very safe and happy Independence Day!!

Please be safe this holiday, NEVER Drink and Drive, take a taxi, or ride share service, or designate a driver.

If you plan to utilize fireworks this evening, remember safety. Never handle a firework while lighting the fuse. Have spectators keep a safe distance away. Have a fire extinguisher or a charged hose on hand.

A reminder, in the confines of New York City, fireworks are ILLEGAL and you can be arrested and have fireworks confiscated by the New York City Police Department.

Also, take a moment before lighting your propane BBQ to ensure all hoses are in good condition and there are no leaks. For Charcoal / wood grills, never squirt lighter fluid into an open flame.

Clean the cooking surface before cooking and heat surface and brush surface before placing food on grill. Make sure that food is cooked properly.

Meat Temperatures
Steak/Beef
Rare 120 F - 125 F (48.9 C to 51.6 C)
Medium-rare 130 F - 135 F (54.4 C to 57.2 C)
Medium 140 F - 145 F (60 C to 62.8 C)
Medium-well 150 F - 155 F (65.5 C to 68.3 C)
Well done 160 F (71.1 C) and above

Lamb
Rare 135 F (57.2 C)
Medium-rare 140 F - 150 F (60 C to 65.5 C)
Medium 160 (71.1 C)
Well done 165 (73.9 C) and above

Poultry
Chicken 165 F - 175 F (73.9 C to 80 C)
Turkey 165° F - 175 F (73.9 C to 80 C)

Pork 145 F (62.8 C)

5 months ago

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5 months ago

The Officers and Members of Lindenwood Volunteer Ambulance Corps are saddened to learn of the untimely passing of New York City Police Department Bomb Squad Detective Luis "Lou" Alvarez. Detective Alvarez was among the hundreds of Police Officers, Firefighters and EMTs / Paramedics who responded to the World Trade Center September 11, 2001, most of whom are now suffering from illnesses from the unknown toxins that were in the air in the aftermath of that horrible day. This nation owes these brave men and women a debt that can never be repaid.

Please urge your elected officials to pass without delay the funding that is needed for the September 11 Victims Fund.

To our partners in public safety, the New York City Police Department NYPD, our deepest condolences and our thoughts and prayers are with you and the Alverez family.

#September112001
#911
#NeverForget

6 months ago

The Officers and Members of Lindenwood VAC wish everyone a happy and safe Memorial Day.

While celebrating the official start of summer, please take a moment and think of those brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this great nation in protection of our freedoms.

Please be safe this holiday, NEVER Drink and Drive, take a taxi, or ride share service, or designate a driver.

Also, take a moment before lighting your propane BBQ to ensure all hoses are in good condition and there are no leaks. For Charcoal / wood grills, never squirt lighter fluid into an open flame.

Clean the cooking surface before cooking and heat surface and brush surface before placing food on grill. Make sure that food is cooked properly.

Meat Temperatures
Steak/Beef
Rare 120 F - 125 F (48.9 C to 51.6 C)
Medium-rare 130 F - 135 F (54.4 C to 57.2 C)
Medium 140 F - 145 F (60 C to 62.8 C)
Medium-well 150 F - 155 F (65.5 C to 68.3 C)
Well done 160 F (71.1 C) and above

Lamb
Rare 135 F (57.2 C)
Medium-rare 140 F - 150 F (60 C to 65.5 C)
Medium 160 (71.1 C)
Well done 165 (73.9 C) and above

Poultry
Chicken 165 F - 175 F (73.9 C to 80 C)
Turkey 165° F - 175 F (73.9 C to 80 C)

Pork 145 F (62.8 C)

Enjoy the holiday and have a GREAT and SAFE summer!

6 months ago

As we close out EMS Week,we would like to share a great video made by our brothers and sisters at New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Bureau of EMS.

Yes, our work IS different.
#EMSworkisdifferent

The title of this music video is EMS United. It has always been my hope that as a service we can come together as one voice and strengthen our ties with one ...

6 months ago

May 19-25, 2019, is the 45th annual National EMS Week. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities. During this week we try to bring better public awareness of our emergency pre-hospital care providers, our Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics and Emergency Medical Dispatchers and their commitment to saving lives. In addition, we pay tribute to those pre-hospital care providers that have made the ultimate sacrifice in order to save lives.

We like to extend our thanks to ALL of our EMS providers both paid and especially volunteer, as those individuals, sacrifice their time and sometimes their own money to bring their communities quality, pre-hospital emergency medical services.

Interested in exploring the world of EMS?
There is NO BETTER TIME than EMS Week.

#EMSstrong #EMSWeek2019 #VoEMS

9 months ago

NYC Public Schools are CLOSED for weather tomorrow, Monday, March 4, 2019.

⚠️ Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City public schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Monday, March 4, 2019.

❄️ School trips, after-school programs, adult education, YABC programs, and PSAL activities are cancelled tomorrow as well. Yellow bus service for charter and non-public school students will not operate tomorrow. DOE central and field offices will remain open.

❄️ We are continuing to monitor the storm’s progress. Stay safe, NYC: Sign up for direct alerts at nyc.gov/notifynyc. Follow @NotifyNYC. Call NYC 311 if you have any questions.

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9 months ago

The Officers and Members of Lindenwood VAC extend their deepest condolences to our brothers and sisters in public safety at the New York City Police Department ( NYPD ) on the tragic Line of Duty Loss of Detective Brian Simonsen, 42, 102nd PCT Detective Squad, who succumbed from his injuries after being shot earlier this evening while responding to an armed robbery call in the confines of 102 pct. Our thoughts and prayers are with this Detective Simonsen's family and his brothers and sisters of NYPD.

Also, please keep in your prayers and thoughts Sergeant Matthew Gorman NYPD 102nd Precinct who was also shot during this incident and is undergoing surgery at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. We hope you make a full and speedy recovery.

UPDATE:
Tentative Funeral Arrangements:

WAKE/VEWING:
Monday February 18th 7pm - 9PM
Tuesday, February 19th 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm

FUNERAL
Wednesday, February 20th 10 am

Viewing and Funeral to be at:
Church of St. Rosalie
31 E Montauk Hwy
Hampton Bays, NY 11946

Interment will be at the Jamesport Cemetery following the funeral mass

9 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends of the NYPD as another two heroes were shot this evening in the Richmond Hill section of Queens.

10 months ago

One of the saddest of Lindenwood VACs responses. RIP Police Officer DeMutiis
#LindenwoodVACremembers

#NeverForget

10 months ago

LINDENWOOD VAC MEMBERS:
IMPORTANT NOTICE POSTED on Members FB Page
and LVAC eMail

10 months ago

10 months ago

Even though the NYC area will not see significant accumulation of snow overnight, It's always a good to pass on these important cold weather tips from our friends at the American Heart Association.

11 months ago

11 months ago

The Officers and Members of Lindenwood Volunteer Ambulance Corps extend our deepest condolences to our colleagues at the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) on their tragic Line of Duty Death of Probationary Firefighter Steven Pollard, Ladder Company 170 who succumbed from critical injuries sustained while operating at a motor vehicle accident (Brooklyn Box 8628) on the Mill Basin Bridge in Brooklyn on Sunday, January 6, 2019.

He is the 1,151st member of the FDNY to make the Supreme Sacrifice in the line-of-duty. Firefighter Pollard is survived by his mother, Janet; father, retired Firefighter Raymond Pollard who served for 32 years in the FDNY; and his brother, Firefighter Raymond Pollard, an 11-year veteran of Ladder Company 114 in Brooklyn.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Pollard family and his extended family of FDNY as they cope with his sudden loss. We along with the rest of NYC mourn his passing while trying to save lives and keeping our great city safe for all.

11 months ago

From our family to yours, Lindenwood VAC wishes everyone all the best in 2019. Have a Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year.

Please be responsible, designate a driver or abstain from alcoholic beverages, wear your seat belt, and drive defensively, as others may not heed this caution.
NEVER Drink and Drive!

11 months ago

Well it looks like our 1997 Ford Expedition will likely need replacement soon.

We were fortunate to have this vehicle donated by our colleagues at the Medford Fire Department NY back in 2007 and has served Lindenwood VAC faithfully since.

We are hoping to have another vehicle donated to Lindenwood VAC. We are seeking a 4x4 SUV. Preferably a Tahoe or Suburban Police/Special Service Package, but will consider any make, especially if it is a Police/Special Service Package.

If you know a EMS or Fire department who will be excessing a vehicle that you think Lindenwood VAC could benefit from, or you can help please contact Deputy Chief Buonincontri at deputychief@lvac.net

11 months ago

From our family to yours, the Officers and Members of Lindenwood VAC wish you a Very Merry, Healthy and Safe Christmas.

A friendly reminder this holiday season, please celebrate responsibility, designate a driver or abstain from alcoholic beverages, wear your seat belt, and drive defensively, as others may not heed this caution.
NEVER Drink and Drive!

11 months ago

UPDATE: 12/26/2018 19:24hrs, As Per SBVAC's FB Page:
*******Late last evening, the Stony Brook University Police Dept. was able to locate Michael McLaughlin and ensure his safe return home. We kindly ask that you please respect both his and his family’s privacy in the days moving forward. Thank you for all of your efforts to share Michael’s story and bring him home!

Please help our colleagues at Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps help them find their missing member. As of this posting he is still missing. If seen please contact 631-632-3333 or 911

UPDATE: Late last evening, the Stony Brook University Police Dept. was able to locate Michael McLaughlin and ensure his safe return home. We kindly ask that you please respect both his and his family’s privacy in the days moving forward. Thank you for all of your efforts to share Michael’s story and bring him home!

**Please read and share** Michael McLaughlin is a student at Stony Brook University and a member of SBVAC who is currently missing. The last time Mike was seen or heard from was early Thursday morning. It appears that Mike left campus driving west and crossed the state line into NJ at approximately 6 AM on Thursday. He drives a 2008 Subaru Impreza (dark gray) with NY license plate HRE-5719. If you have any information on Mike’s whereabouts, please contact 631-632-3333.

11 months ago

Christmas came early for Lindenwood VAC thru a very generous donation of three Physio Control / Meditronic LifePak CR Plus Automatic External Defibrillators from our friends at Rescue Training International.

The donation of these defibrillators will help Lindenwood VAC better serve our communities.

Again, a HUGE thank you to Kevin Mahoney and Sean Graves from Rescue Training International.

Please check them out for if you are interested in EMS / CPR training!!

11 months ago

Volunteering has its benefits.
Did you know that Verizon Wireless has First Responder Discounts of 15% off plans and up to $40 off unlimited plans?
https://www.verizonwireless.com/featured/first-responders/

As a thank-you, first responders get Go Unlimited for as low as $30/line with 4 lines. Per month. Plus taxes & fees. When you enroll in Auto Pay.

12 months ago

UPDATE: 12/11/2018 @ 14:18hrs,
FOUND with the great help of NYPD 106 Precinct... KUDOS!

MISSING:
One of our residents and fellow EMS providers lost his beloved canine, Please share.

Hey all. I really need some help. Harley got out of the yard today and we cannot locate her. My name and phone number are on her collar. Last seen at 109th Street and Rockaway Blvd. Please share and help us find her. also, Harley does have one of those chips.

Thank you

12 months ago

UPDATED: 12/11/2018 @13:41hrs - SUSPECT IN CUSTODY
UPDATED: 12/10/2018 @17:06hrs
The New York City Police Department is actively searching for this car/suspect in connection with the murder of New York City Fire Department Fire Fighter Faizal Coto of Engine 245.

2006 Infiniti G35, gray or silver in color, w/damage to the driver's side of the vehicle. NYS plate JEA-2402.

also wanted for questioning is:
Joseph Desmond D/O/B: March 4, 1989, approximately 5' 10" (Photo Attached)

If you have any information please contact the New Your City Police Department at the numbers on the attached flyer or dial 911.

The members and officers of Lindenwood VAC extend their deepest condolences to the members of the New York City Fire Department and the members of the Coto family on their tragic loss. We hope the apprehension of his murderer brings much needed closure.

1 year ago

It's December, wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy Hanukkah and a Very Merry Christmas. A friendly reminder this holiday season, please celebrate responsibility, designate a driver or abstain from alcoholic beverages, wear your seat belt, and drive defensively, as others may not heed this caution.

☃️ Happy December🎄