Special appreciation for those who attended DPVA’s Awards Ceremony, and especially to those who contributed towards our event through their donations. Our volunteers and staff were greatly impressed by the expression of appreciation and support from so many businesses. Our event was a success and enjoyed by a record number of members in attendance. Thank you all for contributing to our efforts in serving our communities. We celebrated our 70th Year (Cake was donated by Rosauer's) by holding our ceremony in the new Deer Park Community Center located in the new fire station. Barnes and Noble started the gift basket concept by donating books and other items that formed themes for the gift baskets. Contributions from Bath and Body Works, Trader Joe’s and the Sportsman's Warehouse marked the third year in a row they have supported our event. Williams and Sonoma, and many other stores and restaurants, graciously added items, coupons or product to enhance the baskets. Sew-Into-Quilts donated a special EMS quilt for drawing in support of our volunteers, which EMT Nico Cunanan won at the end of the event. Members, spouses and staff helped prepare the taco bar and prepare the venue. A record attendance enjoyed the Awards Ceremony and Trivia Game that followed. Congratulations to Lauren Anderson-Paramedic of the Year, Trevor Haley-EMT of the Year (pictured), Mark Cochran-Advanced EMT of the Year, Caitlin MacFarlane-FTO of the Year and Jeff Olson-Director's Award.
Thanks to all who supported us through services and donations in 2018. We reflect on the events of the past year and wish to recognize those who contributed during the Settler's Day Safety Fair. Additionally, we sincerely appreciate the members of Fat Quarter Quilters for donating their proceeds from a quilt raffle, and the Loon Lake Homeowner's Assoc. for sharing their funds from their Pancake Breakfast. Your generosity and care is greatly appreciated!
The 2018 donations went towards the purchase of a new, state-of-the-art, Video Laryngoscope, which will greatly increase the ability of our medics to successfully intubate patients. We were also able to purchase two new Portable Suction units that will be used during resuscitations. Your support directly helps us to provide quality patient care, leading to better patient outcomes.
DPVA would like to welcome our two new Board of Director members: Mike Bell and Dave Campanella.
Mike fills the position designated for a community member, while Dave fills an organizational member’s role. Mike brings experience from his work with hospitals and rural clinics. He has a background in accounting and understands the challenges of the rural EMS system. Dave brings extensive business and fundraising experience to the Board. Dave is a volunteer EMT with DPVA and is working on his Advanced EMT certificate. We are excited to have both of them on our Board and appreciate their dedication to our communities through their volunteering to fill these non-compensated positions.
DPVA would also like to thank the exciting members, Doug Presta and Mark Cochran, for their services on the Board of Directors.
This is your chance to have an active voice in your community! See "About Us - Board Members" for information about meetings. Please send letter of interest to DPVA Office.
DPVA has received a refurbished automated power stretcher made possible by funds raised through DPVA's Family Fun Festival last summer. The powered stretcher enhances EMS provider's safety by reducing back strains due to lifting or lowering patients. It will also provide greater safety to the patients they are moving. DPVA now has a powered stretcher on both first-out ambulances. We appreciate the community support that has enabled us to upgrade to a higher quality stretcher that will benefit both our providers and the patients they are serving.
Paramedic Rick Stone suffered a cardiac arrest the middle of January at his home. His wife started CPR, and with the help of first responders from Fire District #4, the prompt actions saved his life. He is now recovering after triple by-pass surgery. Rick has been a medic with DPVA for over 30 years. We all wish him well during his arduous journey towards full rehabilitation.
Deer Park Volunteer Ambulance would like to thank all who contributed to the success of the Family Fun Festival and Child Safety Fair. We appreciated the support of our regional hospitals, clinics, health organizations and service providers that helped provide families the opportunity to learn about child safety, health and wellness. Carnival type games, blow-up activities, and demonstrations were enjoyed by children and their families. We appreciated the food vendors and craft vendors who participated. DPVA would like to expressly thank the sponsors and the businesses that donated toward the fundraising event. The festival was a resounding success, considering it was an inaugural event. Next year it is planned that the Safety Fair and Festival will join the Settler's Days celebration at Mix Park in July.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORT DEER PARK VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE!
Family Fun Festival Photos
Health, Safety and Wellness, and Craft vendors
Fun for Kids
Activities, Carnival games, and Demonstrations
Staff and Volunteers