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Testimonials | Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps


“I cannot begin to thank you enough. Thank you for your quick response wednesday early morning. Because of you Charles Schmidt Jr. is back home with his family feeling better then ever. Thank you again for saving his life.” —Catherine Maria Marcello

“My heartfelt thanks to the members of the Lancaster Police Department and the dispatchers, the Village of Lancaster Fire Department, and the Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps (LVAC), for helping me on Saturday night. The dispatchers stayed on the line and kept me calm until the police arrived. The police officers, firemen, and LVAC risked the same fall I took to help me. I don’t quite remember how they got me up that hill, but they did it. Your prompt response prevented a bad situation from getting worse. Your aid confirmed my long-held belief that Lancaster is a community where people look after and take care of each other.” —Gary Howell

“I want to thank the young men who treated my son on Oct 3 when he was hit by a car near the high school. Outstanding young men! I would like to wish the LVAC a Wonderful Christmas with their famlies!!!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!” —Lisa Kwiatkowski, Dec. 2012 (via Facebook)

“A few years ago I attended First Aid classes at your facility. I learned CPR,the Heimlich Maneuver, and general first aid. Last Saturday (Nov. 24th) I was having breakfast at the Olive Tree Restaurant in Lancaster. I started choking on a piece of steak. The staff was going to call 911, but one of the waitresses came running to me and preformed the Heimlich. Thank the Lord it worked. She said she had just learned it from you, as she is also a cheerleaders coach, and had to know how to do it. As I was choking I couldn’t help but hope and pray that someone in the restaurant had taken a course like I did. Thank you all for your dedication and commitment to the community. Know your work is not in vain!” —Ginny Caine

“Dear Amanda and LVAC members, what a great organization you have! Thanks so much for the tour for Troop 450. The girls loved it.” —Karin DelValle, junior Girl Scouts leader

“Thank you so much. Especially Bob. Thanks for taking good care of me on the way to ECMC Oct. 11 at 9:30 p.m. It was my gallbladder! Ouch!! You guys were so great!” —Nov. 2012

“Thank you so much for attending the 2012 motorcade. Your participation added a sense of spirit and pride to the Lancaster community. We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to come. Without your participation this event wouldn’t have been a success.” —Lancaster High School

“My family and I would like to tell the members of LVAC how much we appreciate the fast, kind and understanding care they gave my late husband. Your records will show how many times they came to stop the bleeding and transport him. It was reassuring to know that the ambulance would be here in minutes whether it was afternoon, midnight or during the early morning hours. I am especially grateful to the kind member who helped put him and all the family at ease at a very difficult time on July 17th at about midnight. The residents of Lancaster are lucky to have such a professional group.” —Nov. 2012

“Thanks to the the crew of 825 9/18 32 Stutzman Rd with Bowmansville Fire I thank you so much for taking awesome care of my Mom. It was appreciated so much.” —Dan Curtis EMS Captain #96 Bowmansville Fire Assn.

“On behalf of the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), I want to thank LVAC very much for providing an ambulance for display at our summer picnic at Stiglemier Park on August 8th. We had over 25 children in attendance, ranging from 2 to 15 years old, and a majority of them came to interact with the paramedics and walk through the ambulance. Many parents of these children (as well as other employees in our buidling) have stated how wonderful they thought it was that this activity was offered. We appreciate the time that the two paramedics took to interact and engage with everyone, and we thank LVAC for all you do within the community.” —Kelly O’Hern, RIA

“To all the LVAC crews who volunteered their time to standby at our lawn fete, we thank you. Each one of you displayed professionalism and respect. A special thanks to Charlie, Todd and Tim for making sure we had coverage which I understand was a very busy weekend for your organization.” —St. Martha Lawn Fete Committee

“Thank you for answering my call for help on June 12, 2012. Enclosed is a check for $25 to help with expenses.” —August 2012

“Thank you for the prompt response and the care I received in the ambulance on 6/27/12.” —August 2012

“Our family would like to thank the LVAC team of Todd and Matt for their help on June 21st in helping with my husband. They did a great job and we appreciate their service.” —August 2012

“Our many thanks for responding to my husband’s first aid call on June 28th. We appreciate the care given to him by the paramedics but unfortunately after 25 days in the ICU he passed away on Sunday morning July 22 in the hospital. Thank you for everything.” —August 2012

“Thank you so much for allowing us the use of your fantastic facility for our monthly meetings. A special thanks to Mr. Pohl for making it happen. Enclosed is a donation from our club. Sincerely, the African Violet & Gesneriad Society of WNY” —June 2012

“Special thank you for your professional courtesy at my home June 11th. Matt and his partner (sorry bad memory of names) were very kind and compassionate. They both were my heroes that day.” —June 2012

“Please accept this little donation for the safe transport of my sister to Mercy Hospital on April 11, 2012. The attendants Jay and Ryan were efficient, kind and caring.” —April 2012

“My daughter drank some adult cough medicine. I called for an ambulance and your staff arrived quickly and were ALL very kind. Even though she hadn’t drank exactly the amount I thought she had I know if she had she would have been in good hands and taken care of!” —April 2012

“Thank you very much for answering my call for help. To all, last December 28, 2011, you all were so kind. I had chest pain. Enclosed is a check to help with supplies. Thank you very very much.” —April 2012

“We would like to thank you for your help in my husband’s time of need. Your response was fast and your help was great. He had a reaction to the dye from a CT scan earlier than morning. He is doing fine after a four day hospital stay. Thank you again. Your kindess was much appreciated.” —March 2012

“Kudos to the LVAC and the Town of Lancaster, and thanking supervisor Dino Fudoli and his board, in appreciation of the service we were given. The Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps – to Jeff and his crew, thank you for answering our urgent need to transport my husband to the hospital with such a valuable service. We were so grateful to you all. We are blessed beyond belief with his doctor, nurse, and team five from Hospice. We have all the support we need to care for him at home. Thank you all, and all of you, please support the LVAC.” — Feb. 2012

I want to thank y’all for keeping me n my two girls warm while the firefighters put out the fire this Christmas eve, I appreciate all the help that everyone was giving out in our time of need and the way y’all kept my four year old so continent at such a hectic time. Thank you again for your amazing services n for taking time away from your families on christmas eve to help my family!” —Dec. 2011 (via Facebook)

“We have had your services three times in the recent past. We can only praise you and the entire staff to no end for your generous, vital work. Convey thanks to all.” —Dec. 2011

“I have lived in Depew for almost 60 years. It’s a great place to live and your organization is a big big part of it. Grateful to have you here.” —Dec. 2011

“Thank you so much for your sacrifices. Your sincerity and comfort in a time of fear is such a blessing. Thank for your helping my sister this year … in the past you saved our lives. God Bless.” —Dec. 2011

“To the members of LVAC that came and helped me when I fell: I wish the amount were bigger but my prayers are with you all when the call comes in. Thanks again so much.” —Dec. 2011 (note accompanied a fund drive donation)

“Thank you for being there when we needed you.” —Dec. 2011

“Thank you to the people who came to my house on Aug. 30. It was greatly appreciated!.” —Dec. 2011

“Thank you for all you do for the community!” —Dec. 2011

“You provided services for my husband on 8/19/10. It turned out to be his last ride. Thank you so much for the kindness and compassion during such a difficult time.” — Joanie Boersma, Nov. 2011

“A special ‘Thank You’ to the 2 great EMTs (Don & Todd) who took care of my husband at the Neoga St. fire on Sat. 8/13.” — Bernadette Cummings, August 2011

“Once again LVAC has been most helpful to [my wife] and me. She reached out for support to a chair in the bedroom. Unfortunately the chair moved and did not give her the expected support. She then fell to the floor. I could not pick her up without hurting her or straining myself. A call to 911 was all I could do. The dispatcher was wonderful and said she would send over the LIFT ASSIST TEAM. Within 5 minutes they arrived and did a marvelous job at calming my wife and lifting her onto the bed. She was not injured and comforted by the way your guys talked to her. I regret I did not get the last names of Jim and Jason but they were great. We are very proud to have the great people of LVAC to give such excellent service to our community. We cannot Thank you enough.” — Richard Young, Performance Advantage Company, August 2011

“All of you deserve medals. You are a wonderful part of the fabric that makes up our village. We are very grateful to all of you for your fine service. Let us know, anytime, how we can ever help you.” — Richard Young, Performance Advantage Company, July 2011

“We just wanted to thank everyone who responded to our father’s emergency. Everyone was calm, competent, extremely kind and all around wonderful. Thank you so much for taking such good care of our father.” — July 2011

“We can’t thank you enough for your support at our 2011 Baseball Blowout Tournament. Everyone battled through the heat and I don’t know where we would have been without members of your team driving around checking on the well-being of everyone. It was very comforting and assuring to know that if anyone needed medical attention, help was close by.” — Paul Cumbo, Lancaster-Depew Baseball, July 2011

“Please extend a sincere thank you to the chief and Don Campagna and his LVAC crew for the quick response and excellent, comforting care afforded to me on 11/19/10. I am doing well following stent placement, and am very appreciative of the professional yet personal care given to me. Thank you very much!” — Feb. 2011

“We had an opportunity to use your services earlier this year. I can’t say enough about your attentive and caring staff and how at ease I felt in their care. Thank you so much.” — Jan. 2011

“To the men on the ambulance, have a merry Christmas and bless you all for the kind work you do. Happy New Year!” — Jan. 2011

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