Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
To provide emergency medical care to the residents of East Islip, Islip, Islip Terrace and Great River.
Exchange Ambulance of the Islips has been serving East Islip, Islip, Islip Terrace, and Great River since 1951. We also provide EMS coverage to the residents of Fire Island, via the Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau.
We respond to approximately 2400 emergency calls per year within the boundary of our district as well as supporting neighboring departments when mutual aid is needed. Exchange Ambulance is dispatched by Suffolk County Fire Rescue.
Besides responding to emergency calls we provide medical coverage for numerous standbys each year. During these events we utilize our special operations equipment consisting of a bike patrol, atv patrol, as well as our MCI truck.
Our district stretches from Connetquout Avenue in Great River to Saxon Avenue in Islip and from the South Shore to Spur Drive on the north end.