Second EMS First Responder Vehicle Hits the Road
Vehicle Equipped and Staffed by Paramedic Drives to Provide Rapid Response to 911 Calls
|Two First Responder vehicles, staffed with a Stony Brook paramedic, enhance the service of local Fire Departments in Greenport, East Marion, Orient, Mattituck, Cutchogue and Southold.|
Stony Brook, NY, May 23, 2016 – The second of two EMS First Responder vehicles begins operation on Monday, May 23, providing coverage in the areas of Greenport, East Marion and Orient.
The First Responder Program staffs Stony Brook Medicine paramedics in New York State Certified First Responder vehicles that are fully fortified with basic and advanced life support equipment.
From Monday to Friday between 6am-6pm, it is more difficult for the Fire Departments to rapidly provide response crews as many of the volunteers are working out of the area. The program, a partnership between Stony Brook University Hospital and six local Fire Departments, seeks to supplement the local emergency medical service responders and attend to 911 calls as quickly as possible.
Mattituck, Cutchogue and Southold are already covered by a First Responder vehicle.
About Stony Brook University Hospital:
Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, SBUH serves as the region’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center, and is home to the Stony Brook University Heart Institute, Stony Brook University Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook University Digestive Disorders Institute. SBUH also encompasses Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center. To learn more, visit www.stonybrookmedicine.edu.