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TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2021

This Special EMS Section is Sponsored by these Community-Minded Businesses & Individuals: We thank all our emergency services for all that they do!


VanInwegen l Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home

This is EMS: Caring for our communities

Traditional Services • Burial/Cremation Services • Pre-Arrangement Counseling Serving Families In Sullivan County For Over A Century Joseph W. Kenny - Licensed Funeral Director 401 Broadway, Monticello

(845) 794-4141


111 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro


ay 16-22, 2021, is the 46th 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. EMS Week is a time to

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thank paramedics, EMTs and the entire EMS workforce for their service and sacrifices. It's also an opportunity for EMS to continue to raise public awareness about the critical role of EMS in the community. NAEMT partners with the American College of Emer-

gency Physicians (ACEP) to lead annual EMS Week activities. Together, NAEMT and ACEP are working to ensure that the important contributions of EMS practitioners in safeguarding the health, safety and well-being of their communities are fully celebrated and recognized.

Campaign to Honor EMS Professionals during Annual EMS Week ACEP and NAEMT campaign celebrates emergency medical services professionals May 16-21


WASHINGTON, DC - The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), is proud to announce the EMS Week 2021 theme: THIS IS EMS: CARING FOR OUR COMMUNITIES. The annual campaign recognizes the heroes who provide emergency medical services in communities across the country and takes place May 16 - 21 this year. “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to test EMS professionals like never before,” said Mark Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP, president of ACEP. “EMTs, paramedics and other frontline workers are rising to the challenge and each has a crucial role in responding to the public health crisis of our lifetime. National EMS Week is a time to recognize and honor EMS professionals for their tireless dedication to their communities—not just during this pandemic but every day.” Under the “EMS Strong” banner, the campaign supports and strengthens the EMS community by honor-

ing accomplishments and increasing awareness of the critical role of EMS in communities across the country. Inspiring stories about EMS practitioners can be found on www.EMSSTRONG.org along with the annual EMS Week Planning Guide, a resource for the EMS community and stakeholders to help celebrate EMS Week and promote the value of emergency medical services. “Throughout the pandemic, EMS has been on the frontlines, caring for the sickest COVID-19 patients, while also staffing COVID-19 testing and vaccine clinics,” said Chief Bruce Evans, CFO, SPO, NRP, MPA, president of NAEMT. “EMS Week is a chance for communities to come together and express their gratitude for EMS practitioners. Our nation’s paramedics and EMTs, as well as their families, have been through so much. Recognizing their service and sacrifices is an important step in healing and recovery from the stress and intensity of the past year.” EMS Week dedicates five days to specific themes, and first responders are encour-

aged to plan activities and events around these themes in their communities. • Monday, May 17: EMS Education Day • Tuesday, May 18: EMS Safety Day • Wednesday, May 19: EMS for Children Day • Thursday, May 20: SaveA-Life Day (CPR & National Stop the Bleed Day) • Friday, May 21: EMS Recognition Day Integral to the campaign’s success is the involvement and support from the corporate sponsors, strategic association partners and strategic media partners. Corporate Supporters: FirstNet Built with AT&T, Genentech, T-Mobile for Government, American Red Cross, NHTSA/Office of EMS, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), AdvancedCPR Solutions, Boundtree Medical, Laerdal Medical, McKesson Medical-Surgical and North American Rescue. Strategic Association Partners: American Ambulance Association, Association of Air Medical Services, ComPLEASE SEE EMS WEEK, 7A


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We honor the dedication of EMS professionals who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s “front line.”

PO Box 255, Claryville, NY 12725 (845) 985-2231 Fax (845) 985-0186 suesheeley@gmail.com

May 16 – 21, 2021

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Would like to express their gratitude for EMS practitioners For their invaluable efforts and for their tireless dedication to our communities

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EMS WEEK: Saying thanks FROM PAGE 6A

mission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education, Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions, International Association of Fire Chiefs, International Association of

Flight and Critical Care Paramedics, International Public Safety Association, National Association of EMS Educators, National Association of EMS Physicians, National Association of State EMS Officials, National EMS Management Association, National Fire Protection Association, National Registry


The Long Eddy Hose Company sends our best wishes... of EMTs and National Volunteer Fire Council. Strategic Media Partners: EMS1.com, EMS World and

JEMS/EMS Today. Visit www.EMSSTRONG .org for more information about 2021 EMS Week.

...for the constant safety and good health of all EMS Personnel.

EMS Departments and Their Captains Info was current as of Mar. 26, 2021. The phone numbers are direct lines to the EMS agencies. In case of emergency, please dial 911. 92608

Bethel Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc.

PO Box 31 White Lake, NY 12786 Captain Charlie Stackhouse • 583-5004 Catskills Hatzalah

1070 McDonald Ave Brooklyn, NY 11230 Captains Yehuda Feig, Yomtov Malik, Eli Serebrowski & Bernie Gips • (718)387-1750 Town of Cochecton Vol Ambulance Corps, Inc.

PO Box 4 Lake Huntington, NY 12752 Captain Mike Bruce • 932-8138 Grahamsville First Aid Squad, Inc.

PO Box 152 Grahamsville, NY 12740 Captain Desiree Jimenez • 985-2839 Jeffersonville Volunteer First Aid Corps, Inc.

PO Box 396 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Captain Ruth Ackerman • 482-3110 Lumberland Fire Department, Inc.

PO Box 91 Glen Spey, NY 12737 Captain Faith Robles • 856-7515 Mamakating First Aid Squad, Inc.

PO Box 525 Wurtsboro, NY 12790 Captain Rebecca Goodman • 888-2544

Mountaindale Fire Department First Aid Squad

PO Box 203 Mountaindale, NY 12763 Captain Norman Prentice • 434-3425 Neversink Fire Department, Inc.

PO Box 468 Neversink, NY 12765 Captain Ann Bivins • 985-7198 Roscoe & Rockland Volunteer Ambulance Corp

PO Box 321 Roscoe, NY 12776 Captain Karrie Jara • (607)498-4600 Rock Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc.

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Rock Hill, NY 12775 Captain Neal Meddaugh • 794-6985 Sullivan Paramedicine, Inc. (MobileMedic)

PO Box 1 Hurleyville, NY 12747 Captain Albee Bockman • 436-9111 Sylvan Liebla American Legion Post #1363

PO Box 63 Eldred, NY 12732 Captain Tony LaRuffa • 557-8915 Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Service, Inc.

PO Box 34 Narrowsburg, NY 12764 Captain Jason Welton • 252-3336 PLEASE SEE PAGE 8A

This Special EMS Section is Sponsored by these Community-Minded Businesses & Individuals:

Henderson-Biedekapp FUNERAL CHAPEL


Hancock, N.Y. 607-637-2581 WWW.HBFUNERALCHAPEL.COM



Jade M. Parise, Owner/Director

We would like to honor our local EMS Providers for their dedication, care and compassion that they bring to our community. Thank you for your commitment to excellence.

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Proud To To Support The Work Of Our Emergency Medical Services


Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps, Inc.

PO Box 258 Hankins, NY 12741 Captain Connor Duffy • 887-6070 Volunteer Ambulance Corps of Livingston Manor Inc.

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Livingston Manor, NY 12758 Captain Joel Sherwood • 439-4150 Woodbourne Fire Company No. 1, Inc.

P.O. Box 322 Woodbourne, NY 12788 Captain Insley Unger • 434-6763

Fire Departments and Their Fire Chiefs Info was current as of Mar. 26, 2021. The phone numbers are direct lines to the EMS agencies. In case of emergency, please dial 911. Beaverkill Valley FD

1524 Beaverkill Rd. Lew Beach, NY 12758 Doug Cummings • 4394199 Bloomingburg Fire Company

117 Godfrey Rd. PO Box 1039 Bloomingburg, NY 12721 Justin Arnold • 7331000 Callicoon Vol. FD

9305 Route 97 PO Box 806 Callicoon, NY 12723 Willie Maxwell • 8874233 Callicoon Center FD

1669 Gulf Rd. PO Box 144 Callicoon Center, NY 12724 Gary Brockner • 4823020 1500 Denning Rd., PO Box 146 Claryville, NY 12725

Hortonville Fire Company Fallsburg FD

10 Railroad Plaza, PO Box 1075 South Fallsburg, NY 12779 Jordan Kozachuk • 4342008 Forestburgh Fire Company No. 1

2539 State Route 42, Forestburgh, NY 12777 Zachary Petrowsky • 794-7899 Grahamsville FD

205 Main St., PO Box 331 Grahamsville, NY 12740 Ed McCarthy • 985-2260

100 Main St., PO Box 71 Hortonville, NY 12745 Henry McGrath Jr • 887-5177 Hurleyville Fire Company

166 Main St., PO Box 357 Hurleyville, NY 12747 Charlie Payne • 4344161 Jeffersonville FD

Lava Volunteer FD

7898 Route 52, PO Box 456 Narrowsburg, NY 12764 Jesse Campfield • 2523375 Liberty FD

Kauneonga Lake E&H

Livingston Manor FD

20 Newman Hill Rd., PO Box 164 Hankins, NY 12741 Dennis Nash • 887-2028 Highland Lake FD

Kenoza Lake FD

144 Highland Rd., PO Box 65 Highland Lake, NY 12743 Warren Wagner • 557-

70 County Rd 116, PO Box 352 Lake Huntington, NY 12752 Mike Pomes • 932-8444

4903 State Route 52, PO Box 10 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Scott McGowan • 4824202 3574 State Route 55, PO Box 411 Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749 Mark Pennell • 5834700

Hankins-Fremont Center FD

Lake Huntington Fire Company

485 Old Taylor Rd., PO Box 51 Kenoza Lake, NY 12750 George Slater • 4825676

256 Sprague Ave. Liberty, NY 12754 Dawson Curtis • 2950236 43 Main St., PO Box 867 Livingston Manor, NY 12758 Chris Tuleweit • 4394490 Loch Sheldrake FD

1280 State Route 52, PO Box 1005 Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759 PLEASE SEE PAGE 9A

This Special EMS Section is Sponsored by these Community-Minded Businesses & Individuals:

Joseph N. Garlick

Thank you to our EMS everyday heroes

Funeral Home (845) 794-7474 388 Broadway, Monticello (845) 647-7747 186 Canal St., Ellenville


Making a difference one call at a time, doing whatever and whenever it’s needed. 92581

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Claryville Vol. FD

John Coombs • 9857270


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Thank you to the EMS professionals


Mike Ward • 434-2710 Long Eddy FD

4 Church St., PO Box 73 Long Eddy, NY 12760 James Eaton • 887-5926 Lumberland FD 1088 County Route 31, PO Box 91 Glen Spey, NY 12737 James Steimle • 8562041 Monticello FD 23 Richardson Avenue Monticello, NY 12701 Vacant • 794-6330 Mountaindale Fire Company

132 Main St., PO Box 49 Mountaindale, NY 12763 Andy Millman • 4343425 Narrowsburg Fire Company

203 Bridge St., PO Box 184 Narrowsburg, NY 12764 David Casey • 252-3328

Neversink FD

7486 State Route 55, PO Box 627 Neversink, NY 12765 Mike Congelosi • 9857198

Summitville FD 3978 Route 209 Summitville, NY 12781 Robert Hufcut • 8885531

355 Firehouse Rd., PO Box 45 Woodbourne, NY 12788 David Brundage • 4346763

Swan Lake FD 52 Stanton Corners Rd., PO Box 177 Swan Lake, NY 12783 Tim Eronimous • 2926918

Woodridge FD 2 Green St., PO Box 683 Woodridge, NY 12789 Nolan Akerley • 4346893

Westbrookville Vol. FD 39 Pine Kill Rd., PO Box 263 Westbrookville, NY 12785 Bo Tunno • 754-8848

North Branch FD 20 North Branch-Callicoon Center Hwy., PO Box 28 North Branch, NY 12766 Dale Steffens • 4825134

White Lake Fire Company

1596 State Route 17B, PO Box 51 White Lake, NY 12786 Josh Cunningham • 583-5170

Rock Hill FD

61 Glen Wild Rd., PO Box 116 Rock Hill, NY 12775 Robbie Green • 7948961

White Sulphur Springs FD

3352 State Route 52, PO Box 86 White Sulphur Springs, NY 12787 Tim Fink • 292-5468

Roscoe/Rockland FD 1964 Old Route 17, PO Box 401 Roscoe, NY 12776 Ralph Simpson • 607498-4292

Wurtsboro FD

91 Sullivan St., PO Box 457 Wurtsboro, NY 12790 Richard Dunn • 8884611 Youngsville FD 1822 Shandelee Rd., PO Box 78 Youngsville, NY 12791 James Bingay • 4823600 Yulan FD 216 Airport Rd., PO Box 127 Yulan, NY 12792 Phil Deyermon • 5578483

for your selfless commitment to the Sullivan County community!

Susan A. Bodenstein, Proprietor 4917 Main St., Jeffersonville, NY 12748 (845) 482-2283

Tues. - Sat. from 10-5


Woodbourne FD

Thank You Sullivan County First Responders & Essential Workers for all you do for our communities.

Thank you to all EMS members & volunteers for your dedication to our community.

Smallwood/Mongaup Valley FD

181 Ballard Rd., PO Box 28 Smallwood, NY 12778 George Roosvelt • 5835487


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EMS Week 2021 Salute  

They're there for us in our worst moments, volunteering their time to serve the community. Check out our salute to them!

EMS Week 2021 Salute  

They're there for us in our worst moments, volunteering their time to serve the community. Check out our salute to them!


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