Stony Point Ambulance Corps is saddened by the passing of long-time Life Member Myra Bicknell on Saturday evening, March 2, 2013.
Myra joined the Stony Point Ambulance Corps in 1978 and rode as an Emergency Medical Technician for more than two decades. She served on the Board of Directors and was a Board President. Many local children will also remember Myra’s loving care as the Stony Point Day Camp Nurse.
Family and friends may call at the Edward C. Finn Funeral Home in Stony Point on Tuesday, March 5 from 7-9 pm and again on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A funeral mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Thursday at 11 am with burial to follow in Mt. Repose Cemetery, Haverstraw, NY.
Thank you Myra for showing so many of us humor & compassion in EMS
Congratulations to Deacon John Crapanzano and his wife, Marian, as he prepares to retire after a number of years teaching at Albertus Magnus High School and 13 years with the Parish of Immaculate Conception as a Deacon.
The members of Stony Point Ambulance Corps wish them well on their retirement in the Carolina’s.
Deacon Crapanzano has been our Ambulance Corps Chaplain since 2005. He is also an Honorary Member of the Corps.
Immaculate Conception R.C. will be hosting a reception from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. in their school auditorium on Sunday, February 24, 2013 to celebrate Deacon Crapanzano’s dedication and work in the community.
The Stony Point Volunteer Ambulance Corps (SPAC) is seeking volunteers. If you have the desire, dedication, interest, and a minimum of twelve (12) hours a month to help your neighbors in their time of need, please consider joining our elite corps. We offer free training, a beautifully new state-of-the art emergency medical facility, and a supportive group of volunteers, who will help you to become a fully trained emergency medical technician. We also have an award winning youth squad and an active auxiliary, both integral facets of the Corps.
If you are interested in joining us, please contact John Orfini, SPAC Board of Directors, at email@example.com or 201-280-8726.
- Eddie Fox 1/24
- John Kelly 1/11
- Desiree Leone-Stoll 1/28
- Joe M Segelbacher (Jr) 1/20
- Joe Segelbacher Sr 1/14
- Keith Williams 1/14
We are all looking forward to a wonderful 2013, so let’s start by getting home safely after our celebrations…
“Each year, nearly 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving crashes. The risk of sharing the road with a drunk driver is even higher on holidays like New Year’s, because of parties and get-togethers. In fact, New Year’s Day is the most dangerous day of the year for drunk driving on our nation’s roadways.” (Plan Ahead this New Year’s Eve By MADD | December 28, 2012 )
Know your options before heading out this New Year’s Eve…
If you are driving yourself home on New Year’s Eve, be smart. Make sure you are rested, have eaten solid foods, and stopped consuming alcohol well-before you plan to drive – Better yet, designate a SOBER driver before festivities begin.
Several communities and businesses have pooled together to offer party-goers SAFE and FREE rides home from many restaurants and bars, here are just a few in our area:
- For the third year in a row, T.J. McGowan Sons Funeral Home in Haverstraw will pick up revelers from bars, restaurants and house parties in Haverstraw and Stony Point and drop them off anywhere in north Rockland. … Their slogan is “let us drive you now instead of later.” The number to call for a ride is 845-429-2130. (Journal News, Dec 27, 2012)
- Dana Distributors in Goshen will expand its Alert Cab program to include resort areas. … Orange, Rockland and Sullivan counties … From 4 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 2 a.m. on Jan. 1, patrons may ask the restaurant or bar staff know and they’ll call Alert Cab to arrange a free ride of 10 miles or less. (The Chronical, DEC 26, 2012)
- White Plains-based beer maker Heineken is offering free taxi service as part of its ‘New Year. Safe Ride’ program. … The rides are free anywhere in Westchester County. … between 11 p.m. Monday and 3 a.m. Tuesday to those of legal drinking age. … come to the corner of East Post Road and Mamaroneck Avenue. There’ll be ambassadors there with Safe Ride signage. (CBS NY News, December 30, 2012)
The members of Stony Point Ambulance Corps wish you a very festive, memorable and SAFE New Year’s Eve
*the mention of any business above does not indicate any endorsement
2012 is the 66th year that Stony Point Ambulance Corps was in service to the community. It started in 1946 with a group of concerned citizens and a postcard mailing to the residents of Stony Point. (read the first annual report from 1947)
After a brief stint using borrowed garage space, the ambulance corps operated out of a location at 6 Lee Avenue for nearly 66 years. Having outgrown the facilities at Lee Avenue, the current members of the corps “reached for the sky” and built a new facility to house its ambulances, provide adequate operations space and help serve the community
On Saturday, September 15 we held our new building dedication with an open house and the burial of a time capsule. We also held a wet-down for our newest rig 61B4 – thanks to the help of local fire departments. Unfortunately we had to wait for our Certificate of Occupancy in order to operate out of the new building on a full-time basis.
In the meanwhile our youth squad was very active and participating in county and state-wide drills. They brought home more trophies! They also attended and took training at Pulse Check 2012 which took place this year in Suffern.
We hosted our annual Halloween Haunted House at our old building on Saturday, October 27; the 2nd day scheduled for Sunday, October 28 was postponed due to the impending Superstprm Sandy hitting the area. We moved our rigs into the new building immediately after closing the Haunted House that Saturday night.
The Town of Stony Point asked us to act as a temporary evacuation shelter and we began receiving evacuees on Sunday evening less than 24-hours after moving our operations to the new building. Our evacuees and several of our own members took shelter in the building and rode out Superstorm Sandy together. It was an exciting and fulfilling week and we met a lot of our neighbors. (Read Tom Ossa’a blog about Hurricane Sandy and our shelter)
By the way, we did hold a Halloween Re-Do on Saturday, Nov. 10th and Sunday Nov. 11th – many of the families that came to partake said it was terrific because the kids didn’t get to celebrate Halloween properly due to the storm. We were glad to be there for them.
Our mission statement reads, “The purpose and function of this organization is to provide a 24 hour community ambulance service to the residents, visitors and transients in the Town of Stony Point, New York.”
We need YOU. We need EMTs and drivers to help answer the call for help. All training is supplied by the corps, county and state. And we only ask for a minimum of 12 hours per month – It’s not a lot of time, but it is enough time to save a life. Please join us and be a part of something bigger. Download an application here and get started.
Happy December Birthday wishes go out to the following members:
Malcolm Dean 12/4
Mark D Engelman 12/11
Shaun Hansen 12/25
Darren Healy 12/24
Bill Moore 12/28
Jamie Rawcliffe 12/18
Lisa Segelbacher 12/26
Happy November Birthday wishes go out to the following members:
Robert Andreassen 11/3
Myra Bicknell 11/1
Tina Blauvelt 11/6
Jay Boyar 11/4
Suzanne Miller-Boyar 11/18
Linda Perry 11/19
Jim Rawcliffe 11/19
Happy October Birthday wishes go out to the following members:
Daniel Fetchick 10/6
Hy Pesner 10/21
Nina Valentin 10/28