Written by Floral Park Dispatch Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, 13 June 2014 00:00
The Floral Park Fire Department recently received a grant from legislators Richard Nicolello and Vincent Muscarella for the purchase of a Physio-Control LifePak 15, cardiac monitor. Floral Park Ex-Chief Luciano D’Amore was instrumental in obtaining the grant for the LifePak which will be used in the department’s new ambulance scheduled for delivery shortly.
D’Amore said, “The upgrade to our seven-year-old cardiac monitor with a new unit that meets the latest standard of care specified by the American Heart Association best fits the needs of our advanced emergency medical technicians when caring for cardiac patients.”Mayor Tom Tweedy thanked Legislator Nicolello and Legislator Muscarella for their assistance in acquiring this essential part for our new ambulance. He also expressed his appreciation to Ex-Chief D’Amore and Floral Park’s all-volunteer Fire Department.
Tweedy said that the LifePak 15 is capable of acquiring, analyzing and sending to the hospital a 12-lead EKG which can decrease the time it takes for the cardiac patient to obtain lifesaving treatment upon arrival at the hospital. “This will enable us to continue to provide the highest quality of advanced emergency medical care to residents in need,” added Tweedy.
Chief Daniel Bennett also thanked Ex-Chief D’Amore and the legislators and added that the unit provides the capability to monitor a patient’s heart rhythm, pulse, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and exhaled carbon dioxide which aids in diagnosis and pre-hospital care.
Bennett said, “The LifePak 15 is a vitally-needed component for our new ambulance.”
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00
The Floral Park Recreation Summer 2014 programs have now reached their half way point. While youngsters still have four more weeks of camps and activities, the night time volleyball and basketball programs are now gearing up for their final push to the playoff and championship rounds. Of the 55 adult teams competing, only Madness and Chaos (B league basketball) and Poppy’s (Women’s competitive volleyball) have managed to move through the season without a blemish on their records. Playoffs for volleyball are on Aug. 6 and Aug. 7, while basketball quarterfinals begin Thursday, July 31. Family, friends and spectators are always welcome. Good luck to all teams and players during their quest to become Floral Park’s Champions of the Summer of 2014.
As in past years, the Floral Park Recreation Department sprinkled in some expert instruction along with the recreational format of the various camps. Many thanks go out to Lisa O’Grady (OLV volleyball coach) for presenting an excellent volleyball clinic for our beginning junior players. Once again, Nassau Community College football Coach Ed Mack and his players have volunteered their time to give a few pointers for all youngsters grades 4 and above on Wednesday, June 30. The junior football clinic kicks off at 8:30 a.m., while senior campers (grades 7 and above) will receive instruction beginning at 10 a.m. Some features will include pass and catch techniques and NFL style agility drills. All Floral Park youth entering grades 4 and above are invited to attend. At that same time, Chris Schneider, outstanding and championship basketball coach at both St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart, will be on hand to present a comprehensive basketball clinic for both our junior and senior future female basketball stars.
Saturday, 26 July 2014 00:00
The 36th annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum from Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27. It is the longest-running American Indian Pow-Wow and will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American Dance Competitions.
More than 40 Indian nations will be represented. Chanting, drumming and brilliantly-colored, finely-detailed regalia will provide stimulating entertainment for people of all ages. All dance competitions and performances will be narrated for your appreciation of the rich tradition and culture that is being shared. American Indian art and craft vendors will offer a unique array of times for shoppers.