On the morning of September 30, 2017 at 6:07AM The Bay Shore – Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance received a request for one ambulance to standby at a technical rescue of a car into a West Bay Shore home. Responding was Captain Anthony Garcia Jr., EMT Jake Speigel and Probationary Member Evan Rolla. The Crew Provided EMS assistance to the Members of The Bay Shore Fire Department, Islip Fire Department, West Islip Fire Department and the Hauppauge Fire Department, which conducted the technical operation. No injuries were reported during the accident or the operation which took place.
The Bay Shore – Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance Inc. works closely with our neighboring volunteer fire and EMS departments to assure the safety and wellbeing of their members as well as the members of the community we serve. At a moment’s notice BSBRA and its specialized resources may be called into action. To become part of our professional Volunteer team, Please visit out website: www.BSBRA.org and click on “Volunteer Today”, watch our membership inspired video, and file an application today!
Story By Captain Anthony Garcia Jr.
Photos Courtesy of Evan Rolla - Rollasimages.smugmug.com
On Saturday September 23rd, 2017, the Bay Shore - Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance Inc. conducted EMS standby operations for the Annual Great South Bay Half Marathon through the Bay Shore Marina, South Bay Shore and West Bay Shore.
Chief of Department Joseph Frisina, alongside 2nd Assistant Chief Chapman, established Command for the events Emergency Medical Service needs. Captain Anthony Garcia Jr. managed district operations and logistics for the duration of the run.
With this event, BSBRA successfully supplied 4 volunteer ambulances, District ALS, 3 EMS bike teams and Special Operation capabilities with our MCI vehicle. Exchange Ambulance of the Islips lended a hand supplying a volunteer gator rover to roam the race route and the Brentwood Legion Ambulance supplied an additional volunteer ambulance. During the run, BSBRA was also able to supply the Bay Shore High School with an ALS ambulance to standby for their football game.
Being a volunteer at BSBRA is much more then answering calls for help. Day in and day out, our volunteers go above and beyond lending a hand to our communities sporting events, social events, festivals, fairs and neighboring districts.
A job well done goes out to all of our volunteers that sacrifice their time for our neighbors.
To become a part of our professional volunteer team, please visit our website: www.bsbra.org and click on "volunteer today", watch our Membership inspired video, and file an application today!
Story Written By: Captain Anthony Garcia Jr
Photos Courtesy Of Long Island Running Photos
April 29th, 2017- Bay Shore, NY- At 1941 hours on the evening of April 29th, the Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance Inc. was activated for a motor vehicle accident involving a rollover and potential vehicle fire on the Southern State Parkway. First en route upon activation was Captain Anthony Garcia Jr. Quickly there after the Duty Paramedic Garry Ritter and the Crew of 3-24-18 responded. The responding crew consisted of Ex Chief Noah Fisch, Crew Chief Holly Maiforth and Probationary Members; EMT Jesi Hart and Kaitlyn Deutsch. 1st Assistant Chief, Joe Frisina and an additional ambulance with Paramedic Alex Mullin and Driver Dan Belding also responded.
Captain Anthony Garcia Jr. Was the first on scene reporting to both Suffolk County Fire Rescue & Emergency Services and the Bay Shore Fire Department that there was a confirmed fully involved vehicle fire into the trees on the left side of the Southern State Parkway. After a 360 of the scene and speaking to witnesses, it was confirmed that all occupants were removed from the vehicle prior to EMS arrival by bystanders. Those saved include the driver of the vehicle and his pet dog.
Paramedic Ritter stabilized the patient while waiting for the arrival of the crew of 3-24-18. The crew then transported the patient to Southside Hospital as the Bay Shore Fire Department suppressed the Fire. Upon completion, the scene was turned over to the New York State Police for investigation.
Congratulations to the crews of Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance, Bay Shore Fire Department and the New York State Police for a job well done. Additionally, we would like to recognize the brave bystanders that quickly recognized a dangerous situation and assisted in getting both the driver and his pet out of the car.
The Bay Shore- Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance, Inc. has been providing primary 911 response to the residents of Bay Shore, West Bay Shore and Brightwaters for the past 58 years. In 2015, we responded to over 4,500 calls for medical assistance. Additional information about our organization, youth squad and community outreach programs is available by visiting our website at www.bsbra.org.