Letter of Life Project

As part of EMS week, Glen Cove Volunteer EMS has created a tool called the Letter of Life to help us help you in the event of a medical emergency.  This Letter of Life can be printed out and filled out for you or your family members so that we can easily obtain information on you and your medical history so we can help you in the event you cannot give us the information yourself.  

We ask that you fill out as much information as you can and place this Letter of Life in an envelope.  We recommend that you keep the envelope with the Letter of life on your refrigerator labeled with your name and "Letter of Life" clearly written on it so we can quickly find it in the event of an emergency.

For more information, please visit our information session at the Glen Cove Senior Center on Friday, May 26th at 12:30pm or Stop by our Open House on Saturday May 27th from 12:00pm - 6:00pm.   

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EMS Week 2017

This year marks the 43rd Annual National EMS Week from May 21st-27th.  Glen Cove EMS will be hosting various events throughout the week including a Blood Drive, an Open House, CPR Classes and a dedication of a brand new monument for Glen Cove EMS.  Posted below is a calendar of events for the week.

Sunday, May 21st, 11:00am @ EMS Headquarters - EMS Fallen Heroes Monument Dedication

Tuesday, May 23rd, 7:00pm @ City Hall - EMS receives Proclamations from the City of Glen Cove, County Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton & the Nassau County Executive

Friday, May 26th, 12:30pm @ Glen Cove Senior Center - EMS Presentation on the Letter of Life

Saturday, May 27th, 12:00pm - 6:00pm @ EMS Headquarters - EMS Open House & Blood Drive

Tuesday, May 30th @ EMS Headquarters
     - Adult CPR & AED Class.  Call (516) 399-7970 to Register.  Space is limited
              Session 1 - 5:00pm-6:30pm
              Session 2 - 7:00pm-8:30pm

Thursday, June 1st @ EMS Headquarters
     - Adult CPR & AED Class.  Call (516) 399-7970 to Register.  Space is limited
              Session 3 - 7:00pm-8:30pm


Distracted Driver Awareness Day 5/21/2016

Save the date! The City of Glen Cove Volunteer EMS, along with the City of Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department and Police Department presents Distracted Driver Awareness Day.  Come witness a staged car accident. Learn from the men and women who serve our community how dangerous and deadly it can be while distracted and driving. The event takes place on May 21st 2016, at 12pm near Glen Cove Fire/EMS headquarters - ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME.

In case of bad weather the rain date is May 22nd. 

“Stay alive, don't text and drive!”

Flier by Selena Guastella

Congratulations to the New Chiefs for 2016 & 2017!

Glen Cove Volunteer EMS Corps announces the new Chiefs for 2016 & 2017:

Chief Charlie Valicenti

1st Assistant Chief Matthew Venturino

2nd Assistant Chief Andrew Carpenter

The Corps would also like to thank outgoing Chief Thomas Kenary for his dedicated years of service to the organization.

2014 GCEMS Lotto Fundraiser

From now until the September 30th (or until tickets run out), memebers of Glen Cove EMS will be selling lotto tickets for daily raffle drawings in the month of October. The numbers will be drawn every night in October at 8:00pm with the weekday prize being $50.00 each night and the weekend prize being $100.00 each night. Each ticket is valid throughout the entire month and can be picked multiple times throughout the month. 

Tickets are currently being sold by EMS members and will be sold on select days at The Glen Cove Stop & Shop on Forest Ave. Dates of the Stop & Shop sales will be updated on our website as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages

Stay tuned for more information. 

National EMS Week 2014

Article by Captain Andrew Carpenter

This week, from May 18th to May 24th, 2014 is National EMS Week.  National EMS Week is held every year in the month of May to honor of the hundreds of thousand Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics across the country for the work they do for the communities they work in.  This year marks the 40th annual EMS Week since its inception in 1974.  

Glen Cove Volunteer EMS was established in 1985, and has grown to become a fully functioning Advanced Life Support Agency with 4 Advanced Life Support Ambulances and 4 First Response vehicles that respond to over 2,400 calls each year.  Glen Cove EMS currently has over 50 active members who respond to calls 24/7 in conjunction with our staff of Paid EMTs, EMT-Critical Cares and Paramedics.  

The City of Glen Cove Volunteer EMS would like to thank our members for all of their hard work and we would like to wish all EMS Providers nationwide a happy and safe EMS Week!

Explorer Post #1072 Installation Dinner

Article by Andrew Carpenter

On Saturday April 19th, 2014, the City of Glen Cove Volunteer EMS Explorer Post #1072 held its first annual Installation of Officers. Although the Explorer Post has been around since 2002, this is the first year the officers and members of the Explorer Post have been installed at an installation dinner of their own in front of their families, members of Glen Cove EMS, and elected officials.  This year, the Officers of the Explorer Post were sworn in by Mayor Reginald Spinello and the members were sworn in by Chief of Department Thomas Kenary.

The Explorer Program is a division of the Boy Scouts of America which provides participants ages 14-18 with education and experience in various career fields. Glen Cove EMS established the Explorer Post #1072 in 2002 to provide training and education to high school aged students interested in the emergency medical services.  Members of Explorer Post #1072 are trained in CPR and basic first aid as well as the basics of working on an ambulance.  Many former members of the Explorer Post have gone on to become members of Glen Cove EMS including Chief of Department Thomas Kenary and 2nd Assistant Chief Matthew Venturino.

Congratulations to all members sworn into office!

"A Lucky Day" - St. Patricks Day Parade 2014

Article by Rebecca Salentino

As this time of year rolls around again, we are reminded of how lucky we are.  Being involved in Glen Cove Volunteer Emergency Medical Services is truly something special for all of our members.  

Every year, Glen Cove EMS has the privilege to march in the City of Glen Cove's annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade alongside local public safety agencies, public officials and organizations. This year's parade will be on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 1pm. The parade will start from the Glen Cove Middle School and travel towards downtown Glen Cove via School St before turning onto Glen St and ending at St. Patrick's Church.

Please come and support your friends and local volunteers, and enjoy downtown Glen Cove.  All of our members are very excited to march in this parade for all of our great residents who support us year round.  Please come out and enjoy this great holiday and festivities that will follow! Happy St. Patrick’s Day Glen Cove!

For more information on this year's parade, please follow the link below: http://www.glencoveirishparade.org

GCEMS Explorer Post 1072 Newly Elected Officers

Glen Cove EMS and the Glen Cove EMS Explorer Post 1072 would like to congratulate the newly elected officers of Explorer Post 1072:

Captain: Maria Krisch
1st Lieutenant: Nasreena Ali
2nd Lieutenant: Conor Lynch
Treasurer: Diana Delgado
Secretary: Michael Manzione

The Explorer Program is a division of the Boy Scouts of America in which members ages 14-18 are provided hands on experience relating to the pre-hospital Emergency Medical setting.  The explorers are trained in basic first aid and CPR in addition to skills commonly used on the ambulance.  Many of our explorers continue as full members of Glen Cove EMS upon their 18th birthday and continue on for many years.

Public Update on Glen Cove Hospital Tonight

Today, February 12th, 2014 at 7pm, the City of Glen Cove will host a public meeting to update residents on the changes taking place at Glen Cove Hospital. This meeting will take place in the main chambers of Glen Cove City Hall. A representative from Glen Cove Hospital will provide residents with an update on the proposed changes and will answer questions the community has related to the changes to the Hospital. 

A New Year, A New Installation!

Article by Rebecca Salentino

Members, Officers, and Trustees attend the Glen Cove Volunteer EMS Corps Installation Dinner January 18, 2014.

Members, Officers, and Trustees attend the Glen Cove Volunteer EMS Corps Installation Dinner January 18, 2014.

On January 18, 2014, the City of Glen Cove Volunteer Emergency Medical Services held its annual Installation Dinner at the Sea Cliff Manor.  The Installation Dinner is a special event for this organization because each new Chief and Officer is sworn in by the Mayor of Glen Cove in front of family, friends and peers.  The members sworn into office this year are as follows:


Chief of Corps: Thomas Kenary
1st Assistant Chief: Charles Valicenti
2nd Assistant Chief: Matthew Venturino

Line Officers:

Captain: Andrew Carpenter
Lieutenant: Melissa Akpinar
Lieutenant: Francesca Mangone
Lieutenant: Ryan Roethel

Administrative Officers:

Administrative Manager: Denise Rosario
Vehicle Manager: Scott Sommers
Treasurer: Melissa Minopoli
Corresponding Secretary: Rebecca Salentino
Recording Secretary: Elizabeth Petrucci

This years team of officers plans to work as a team to ensure that Glen Cove EMS continues to provide high-quality service to the City of Glen Cove.  We would like to thank all of the families, friends and neighboring departments for attending the dinner and supporting Glen Cove EMS.  

Snow Alert

Glen Cove Schools, including GED program, adult ed, and any evening activities, are closed today, Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

For instant updates, follow our twitter feed @ https://twitter.com/GlenCoveEMS