Recent Happenings At Midwood
Midwood Ambulance Celebrates 60 Years of Service
On April 9, 2016, Midwood Ambulance surpassed a very special milestone of 60 years servicing Brooklyn, the surrounding boroughs and much of the New York metropolitan area. Several weeks later, Midwood celebrated that milestone at its annual EMS week celebration with an old fashioned barbecue. The event was filled with achievements of staff including honorary congratulations to the five owners of Midwood Ambulance. The barbecue also served as a time to thank all the EMTs and Paramedics who work around the clock taking care of the local community. The barbecue ended with recognition being given to a group of volunteers who assist the maintenance department in cleaning and maintaining the fleet of Midwood Ambulance. Midwood Ambulance is deeply honored to have such a long history of taking care of our communities and looks forward to many more years of providing extraordinary care and comfort to those in need.
United Chinese Association of Brooklyn (UCA) and Midwood Ambulance Introduce Brooklyn's First Chinese Ambulance Service
Asian American Ambulance Revealed During Ribbon Cutting and Ceremony
The United Chinese Association of Brooklyn (UCA) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to promote Brooklyn's first Chinese ambulance in the borough – Asian American Ambulance – owned and operated by Midwood Ambulance. The ribbon cutting and ceremony took place at UCA headquarters at 78 Quentin Road in Brooklyn.
Attending the event were representatives from UCA’s Board of Directors and staff as well as management staff from Asian American Ambulance/Midwood Ambulance, along with many local dignitaries and members of the media. The event featured a traditional good luck Chinese Lion Dance, speeches and a ribbon cutting of the first ambulances from Asian American Ambulance, revealing the new “Asian American Ambulance” vehicle lettered in both Chinese and English. A festive dim sum reception followed.
United Chinese Association of Brooklyn is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving the needs of the Chinese-American population in Brooklyn. The Association aims to build a safe, friendly and nurturing community for children, adults and seniors by offering a variety of educational, social and health-related programs.
Gary Chen, MD, a member of the Board of Directors of UCA, stated, "For years, Midwood Ambulance has provided excellent professional services that have benefited our community. Now, dedicated Chinese-speaking EMS from Asian American Ambulance will even better serve the Chinese-speaking residents of Brooklyn. We really appreciate the dedication and caring that Midwood Ambulance has shown us over all these years and especially now, with the new service from Asian American Ambulance."
Alonzo Rapisarda, II, Director of Hospital Services for Midwood Ambulance, states, "We have been proud to serve the Brooklyn community for more than 60 years. We appreciate the opportunity to further support our Chinese-speaking neighbors and look forward to participating in their quest for good health and better access to healthcare. Our ambulances are available 24/7 for emergency transport from home, physician office, hospital or anywhere else." He added, "We are pleased to provide UCA and members of the Chinese-speaking community with additional support including CPR training for seniors along with recruitment of Asian youth to potentially join Midwood Ambulance as EMT’s with training in Midwood’s EMT class."
Founded in 1956, Midwood Ambulance is one of the largest privately-owned medical transportation companies in the New York City area. A leader in ambulance services, Midwood Ambulance works closely with hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities as well as companies and organizations to provide emergency and non-emergency transportation with the highest level of personal service and quickest response times possible.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams honors Midwood Ambulance by naming it the first of Brooklyn's Community Businesses
Midwood Ambulance, which employs over 300 EMTs and paramedics, was recently honored by Borough President Eric Adams. The ambulance company was presented with the Borough President's first-ever "Brooklyn's Community Business" proclamation.
"We are honored to have Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams visit our base to see the operations of Midwood Ambulance Service. As one of the oldest private ambulance companies in the city, we pride ourselves on delivering nothing but the best service to our clients. To have the Borough President come down and name us as the first of Brooklyn's Community Businesses really means a lot to us. We pride ourselves on running a family oriented business the same way we have since our inception in 1956. We are glad to have been able to show the Borough President what we do and what it means to us to be there for our community."
Mallory Rapisarda, whose grandfather started Midwood Ambulance Service in 1956, added that all company employees were very happy to learn that they were being honored by the borough president.
President Adams said honoring the ambulance service is part of his new initiative that will recognize local businesses that give back to their neighbors.
While Midwood is the first business that Adams has honored, it wont be the last. President Adams says every month going forward the borough will honor a different business that gives back to the community.
Anthony and Paul Rapisarda receive proclamation from Borough President Eric Adams.
2014 Blood Drive
Midwood Ambulance teamed up with the Queens Health Network Blood Donor Program at Elmhurst Hospital for an extremely successful blood drive. Lots of Midwood employees showed up to donate blood. Here are just a few of the proud participants:
EMS Week 2013
At this year's EMS celebration Midwood Ambulance unveiled their first ever pink ambulance dedicated to the awareness of breast cancer. The first of its kind in the New York City area, this ambulance is for all cancer survivors and those we have lost. At the unveiling Midwood was joined by cancer survivors and members of the American Cancer Society. The ambulance is hoped to spread awareness for breast cancer all year round.
National Public Safety Telecommunications Week 2013
Borough President Marty Markowitz visiting and supporting Midwood Ambulance Service