Wolcott Ambulance debuts EMS Bike Team

Wolcott Ambulance is proud to announce the formation of its new EMS bike team.  Through generous donations, we were able to purchase four new mountain bikes and the equipment and uniforms needed to use them.  The team will be used for special event coverage and to help serve those that use the new Mill Pond walking trail.  Our members will be receiving special training to better serve the Wolcott community.  Thank you to those that have donated to WVAA and made this possible.

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WVAA Bike Team 2016
In memory of Jim Angell
In memory of Jim Angell
In memory of Captain Mary Ostrander
In memory of Captain Mary Ostrander
In memory of Marie Santucci
In memory of Marie Santucci
In Memory of William Jensen
In Memory of William Jensen
Wolcott EMS
Wolcott EMS

 

A Paramedic’s Perspective Of The Growing Drug Problem In Our Community

A MUST READ:  Good Morning Wolcott. My name is John. I am a Paramedic with the Wolcott Volunteer Ambulance Service. I have been working in the EMS field since 1978. I am retired from the Fire Service where I worked as a Firefighter/ Paramedic in the New Haven area for 32 years and as a part time Paramedic for a commercial ambulance service in the Waterbury area for 29 years. The reason I am making this post is because recently while I was on duty in Wolcott, we responded to two drug overdoses in one night. In the 3 years I have been with Wolcott Ambulance, I have responded to more overdoses in Wolcott than all my years with the other services. These calls not only take a toll on the families but also on us the First Responder. The problem is not only in the bigger communities it has moved to all communities and it is here in Wolcott. It is not isolated to young people. We are seeing it with adults also. The patients this shift were both over 40. The first overdose required 2 doses of the medication Narcan and the second overdose required one dose. So far we have been able to save all of our patients however the odds are no longer in our favor. With the potency of the drugs on the street now it is taking more of the medication to do the job and depending on what is mixed with the drug the medication may not work at all. With the wide spread epidemic, the medication is becoming scarce. Narcan is truly a life-saving drug but it is not the solution to this problem.  Wolcott has two great organizations in town that offer assistance – Wolcott CASA and Wolcott Crossroads – contact them and get involved TODAY!  WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

For information about CASA, please call 203-879-1414

For information about Crossroads, please call 203-560-1665 or visit:

www.wolcottcrossroads.inc.com

Funeral Services for Mary Ostrander

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of one of our charter members, Mary Ostrander.  Mary passed away  June 22, 2016 after a courageous battle with Cancer.  She will be missed by all of her friends at Wolcott Ambulance.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mary’s family.

Current and former members who wish to attend Mary’s service as a group may arrive in dress uniform (uniform shirt, not your duty polo, for those without a dress uniform) at HQ at 6:15pm.  We plan to arrive at Woodtick Memorial at 6:30 pm to pay our respects.  There will be a memorial service at 7 pm at the funeral home.

http://www.woodtickmemorial.com/obituaries/Mary-Ostrander/#!/Obituary

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Thank you

Thank you to everyone who came out To Five Guys Flippin’ Pies on June 10th to help raise money for Wolcott Ambulance.  A special thanks goes out to Bill Accousti and the staff at Five Guys for their help and support.

New Members

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Adrian Hubeny, EMT
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Marta Owsianko, EMT

WVAA would like to welcome two of its newest EMTs.  Marta and Adrian are certified EMTs and have begun their field training.  If you are interested in joining Wolcott Ambulance, email us at info@wolcottambulance.com!

EMS Week 2016

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Thank you to all of our volunteers and staff for their service to the Town of Wolcott.  Please take a minute to acknowledge our crews if you see them around town.  They are true professionals.