Editor's Note: The following was written and submitted by Scott Resnik of Bellmore-Merrick EMS.
To date we have answered over 50 EMS alarms in our community and the surrounding areas during our storm standby.
We continue to man our Emergency Operations center (EOC) 24 hours a day with our volunteer crews, and have recently been requested by the red cross to provide our field operations unit Unit 287 to assist at the local Red Cross food and meal distribution center at Cedar Creek Park in Wantagh.
This unit is one of the only of its kind in Nassau county and can provide full field operations, communications, first aid and treatment. Our dedicated volunteers have been manning the unit to provide a warming, rehab, and first aid unit at this busy location.
The unit has been manned with EMS personnel as well as one of our associate members who is an emergency room nurse. With the new storm, we will continue to be operating this unit as well as our EOC to provide services to our communities.
We will also allow anyone needing a site locally to come and charge their cell phone, warm up, or needs a medical check (blood pressure, blood sugar, etc.) at our headquarters on the corner of Grand Ave and Newbridge road in Bellmore.
In this time of need we are here to help in any way possible. Please feel free to call our non-emergency EOC contact number at 516-785-7700 or for an emergency 516-742-3300, for assistance.