A Message From the President of NYSVARA

 

Friends and colleagues, Sunday 6-5-16, the EMS community lost a great man. Rich Beebe passed away as a result of injuries he sustained in an accident when a van cut in front of his motorcycle. Ironically, he was on his way home after having taught an EMS class.

Rich spent more than 30 years in EMS as a paramedic, nationally known educator and author. He had a great and unique gift. Besides having the ability to present the material he was teaching, he had the ability to make his students THINK. He was comfortable teaching any level student from basic EMT students to nurses and physicians. The name of his consulting company was called Medic Think. That says it all.

Rich, together with Mike McEvoy, were the Education Coordinators for NYSVARA’s Pulse Check Educational Conference for the past several years. Rich’s specialty was the BLS Pre-Conference and an original member of “The 3 Wise Men”. He truly was a wise man!

Rich touched the lives of literally thousands of people. He always had a smile or a joke. He made everyone who met him feel comfortable. He enjoyed the occasional good cigar and a little bit of bourbon. At our conference, at the end of the day, a few of us would gather in front of the hotel and Rich would “hold Court”. It was a great way to end the day. I had the honor and privilege to call him my friend.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of NYSVARA, I want to send my deepest sympathy to the Beebe family. Rich may be gone, but he will never be forgotten. Eternal peace and Godspeed my brother!

***Update:  The Memorial Service is being moved to Guilderland High School to allow as many people who wish to attend to do so. The Guilderland High School is located at 8 School Road, Guilderland Center NY 12085. It will start at 1pm as previously planned and will end with a procession to the Western Turnpike Rescue Squad as previously planned (WTRS is at 200 Centre Drive, Albany NY 12203)

Members of Service, who plan on attending are asked to wear their uniforms to honor Rich. A reception will be held at Western Turnpike Rescue Squad Western Turnpike, Guilderland NY.

Richard Beebe: A trusted friend, expert teacher and passionate EMS advocate

Memorial Day is Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.  In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries.  A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.

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The Poppy ~ The flower of remembrance

 

 

2016  SUSY SCHWARTZ MEMORIAL FUND BENEFIT CONCERT

Sunday, April 3, 2016 • 24 Adar II 5776

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM     Neve Shalom Ballroom

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My brother-in-law is in need of a kidney, anyone in the U.S. can help. A living donor (we’re born with 2 kidneys but only need 1) is best, Please help.

“Many years ago Del Du-Bois was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys. In 1968 Del lost a kidney to PKD and has been managing for the past 46 years with his remaining kidney,” explained Bobi, Del’s loving wife of 45 years.

Unfortunately he is losing this battle and time is running out, he recently was put on dialysis.

If you know of someone, or yourself, who would consider donating a kidney, please consider getting tested: please contact Robert Wood Johnson Transplant Center, New Brunswick, NJ at (732) 253-3699 or 1-877-NUKIDNEY and follow the prompts for the living donor program. Tell them you are calling on behalf of Del Du-Bois.

Even if you are not a compatible match, there are “Paired Donations“, you can give a kidney to a stranger and in turn save a loved one’s life.

Please help spread the word about our need — hang a note on your church/synagogue/temple bulletin board, notify folks at work, talk it up at your social club — we appreciate anything you can do to help us.

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Heidi Ganahl, CEO and Founder of Camp Bow Wow, the nation’s largest doggy daycare and overnight camp, offers a list of important tips for Halloween Pet Safety

Tips for Halloween Pet Safety

  • Fido may look adorable in his new superhero costume, but that cape won’t necessarily keep him out of harm’s way. Dressing up your pet for Halloween can be harmful. Costumes should not constrict the animal’s movement, hearing or sight, or impede their ability to breathe, bark or meow. Also, it may be helpful to try on costumes before the big night. If your pet seems distressed or shows abnormal behavior, don’t bother.
  • Before your pet participates in any Halloween activities, take a closer look at his or her costume and make sure it does not have small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces that they could choke on. Also, watch out for ill-fitting outfits which can get twisted on external objects on your pet, leading to injury.
  • Putting make-up or face paint on your pet can be harmful. Paints could potentially irritate their skin, or may be eaten. Even make-up that is non-toxic could cause stomachaches or worse.
  • Candy bags are strictly for the enjoyment of trick-or-treaters, not your pet. Chocolate in all forms, especially dark or baking chocolate, can be very dangerous for dogs and cats. Give your pooch their own Halloween candy by treating them to their favorite doggy snack. If you do suspect that your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian or your local control center immediately.
  • Keep an eye out for decorative edible items like Halloween pumpkins and candy corn, when participating in this year’s festivities with your pet. While these are considered to be relatively nontoxic, they can be harmful, causing stomach upset in pets who nibble on them.
  • Do not take your pets trick or treating. It’s possible that your dog could get spooked by a ghost or goblin and a dog bite or fight could occur.

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