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South Country Ambulance Company

 

South Country Ambulance Company

 

South Country Ambulance Website

Contact: Gregory C. Miglino, Jr.
Phone: Non-Emergency- 631-286-3400. In an emergency, Dial 911!
Email: BHAC54330@AOL.COM




The South Country Ambulance Company is a New York State Advanced Life Support certified ambulance company service credentialed at the Paramedic level. South Country Ambulance provides service to Bellport Village, North Bellport, East Patchogue, Brookhaven, South Haven and South Yaphank. They provide mutual aid to Patchogue, Medford, Yaphank, Shirley, Mastic and Mastic Beach. South Country Ambulance is responsible for all 911 medical calls in the South Country Ambulance District.

The South Country Ambulance Company is a volunteer emergency services department. They were established in July of 1940 and have been providing service to the community, uninterrupted, since then.




South Country Ambulance CompanyTheir first ambulance- a 1927 Kissel, with their founding members:

Alex Kousenkranus
Richard Lyons
Charles Waldron
James Kinsella
Robert Lyons, Jr.

Photo circa June 1940





Their Marine Bureau provides services to Patchogue and Bellport Bay, and conducts patrols of the National Wildlife Refuge and Fire Island National Sea Shore. The Search and Rescue Squad Unit provides services to over 1,500 acres of county parks and federal wilderness areas located within the district. In addition to these services, bike teams provide services to many large scale, local and countrywide events.




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On the morning of September 11, 2001, they provided mutual aid service to New York-Presbyterian EMS, and were deployed to ground zero where they stayed for three days.

From just eight members and one ambulance handling 64 alarms a year in 1940, the South Country Ambulance Company has grown into a department with 126 active volunteer members with 17 vehicles, that handle 2,600 plus alarms per year.

They are a community organization with deep roots in the community. They take their responsibility to serve very seriously. Over the last six years, they have received the state's top award for Services, as well as the County of Suffolk's. In an emergency, they will do everything to ensure your safety.




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South Country Ambulance at a Multi-Car MVA.

 

In cases of extreme trauma, South Country Ambulance works with the Suffolk County Police Aviation Bureau to transport victims to a Level One Trauma Center.

 

The Department responded to this MVA with a person trapped and wires on the car.




For additional information about the South Country Ambulance Company or to volunteer, call 631-286-3400, or visit their website listed above. Volunteer meetings are held the first Monday of every month at Station #1, which is located at 1309 Montauk Highway in East Patchogue.