and peace of mind.
The Hillsdale Volunteer Ambulance Service is comprised of well-trained, professional members from your community. With fast response times and a round-the-clock duty schedule, residents of Hillsdale and its surrounding communities never have to worry about delays or deterrents to care. Patient
care is the top priority of every member of HVAS.
Hillsdale VAS had 3 of our members attend the inaugural class of Rescue Task Force in Paramus this past Saturday. It was an excellent training and one that many other members have already signed up for in future sessions. Captain John Beatty, EMT Emily Johansen and Driver Kenny Konig went to learn more about the RTF concept and are eager to continue training and drilling with corps members and other agencies so that we can prepare for anything that may happen.
"By Failing to Prepare, You are Preparing to Fail." - Benjamin Franklin
Stats are tallied for January and February! Already had 210 dispatches this year with HVAS handling 165 of them and receiving mutual aid 45 times through our mutual aid agreement with towns in the Pascack Valley area. We did 90 calls in January which was an average of almost 3 a day!
The Medical ID feature is built in to the new Health application found in iOS 8 for iPhone. Users can configure it by launching Health, tapping the Medical ID menu in the bottom right, and then choosing "Create Medical ID."
iPhone users with a passcode-locked handset can consider enabling the "Show When Locked" function, providing first responders or anyone else with emergency access to their Medical ID. Enabling this feature allows the Medical ID to be viewed by swiping the lock screen, tapping "Emergency," and then viewing the digital information.