Move to the RIGHT for Sirens and Lights

A funny but serious topic... Thanks to the creative folks from Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue, Alabama. … [Read more...]

Brownie Troop 1135 Learns First Aid

Sand Lake Ambulance members Sarah Jones and Raymond Sokol, both EMT’s and CPR Instructors volunteered their time to the Brownies Troop 1135 on Thursday March 6, 2014 at the Sand Lake Library. First Aid training was needed for the troop to earn their patches. During the class the troop learned the differences of when to call 911 and also the information they needed to provide when calling for an emergency.  The troop also took a tour of the ambulance to see all the supplies used during an … [Read more...]

We can’t help you if we can’t find you.

Frequently seconds can make a huge difference in response to a medical emergency. Even if  the emergency isn't a life or death situation, the length of time that someone may be in great discomfort can be impacted by the time it takes to find a location.  Emergency responders don't always know the exact location of every residence in your town and if the responder is coming as mutual aid from a nearby town its even less likely they will know your location. Can You See Your House … [Read more...]

Over 1,600 Averill Park High School Students Have Learned CPR Since 2009

Dec 2012 -- Averill Park High School received a donation of CPR anytime kits and continue efforts of training all high school students in the simple life saving skills of Hands-Only CPR. Mr. Brey Engle's freshman seminar along with Mrs. Olga Ashline's Junior & Senior health class take part in this two day mass training exercise. Sand Lake Ambulance volunteers, Averill Park School staff and local survivors train over 400 students in two days, reaching over 1,600 students in the past … [Read more...]

Celebrating 1,000 Students Trained in Life Saving CPR

In 2009, the Sand Lake Ambulance began training students at Averill Park in CPR. In 2010, sudden cardiac arrest survivors Michelle Haller of Loudonville and Kelly Crupi of W. Sand Lake joined the ambulance company in their efforts. In that time, we have trained 1,000 students in CPR. On Thurs, March 22, at 1:30 p.m., at Averill Park High School, 146 Gettle Rd., in Averill Park, Robbie MacCue of Sand Lake Ambulance, Haller and Crupi, along with representatives from the American Heart … [Read more...]

Hurricane Relief Efforts

Collection Site Wed Nov 14, Thurs & Fri Truck leaving Saturday Nov 17 For more info: Call 674-2221 ext 7 or View our Facebook Event Page & Share with your friends. We're collecting: - Cleaning supplies: Soap, Bleach, laundry detergent, dish washing liquid, Lysol, mops, brooms. - Gently used warm blankets, coats, sneakers/shoes. - Canned & non-perishable food items: such as beans,corn,peas, tomato sauce, and water. - Hygiene products (must be still sealed) - like wipes, … [Read more...]


Important Information - Help us help you! Post important medical information on the refrigeratorand review documents every 6 months. You can also create a wallet sized ID card with information as well. File of Life Template - Print & post on the refrigerator - printable PDF Create a free printable wallet card online - launch website Sand Lake Ambulance LifeAlert Program Guardian Alert 911 Hardware no activation - no contracts - no monthly fees Program Info Call 518.674.2221 … [Read more...]

Teaching CPR at APHS

In the last few days of March, Averill Park High School health teacher Mrs. Olga Ashline, in conjunction with Sand Lake Ambulance paramedic Robbie MacCue, trained over 120 APHS health students in the vital skill of CPR and the use of the school's four AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators). According to the American Hearth Association, about 80 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in private residential settings, so being trained to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation … [Read more...]