Until recently, the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps’ web presence was “horrible,” according to Asst. Chief Rod Richardson.
“It was like garbage before, the way it was done,” he said. “[Our website] didn’t have anything on it; it wasn’t updated.”
Not anymore. The organization recently announced that its website, riverheadvac.com, has received a complete makeover. It now includes tallies of the the number of emergency ambulance calls RVAC volunteers respond to each month and photos from various training events. Users can also learn about the history of the organization, which was founded in 1978 and currently has between 30 and 40 active members.
“We needed a web presence,” Asst. Chief Richardson said. “A lot of people in the community don’t know who we are. They think we’re attached to the [Riverhead Town] fire department and we’re not.”
Asst. Chief Richardson said RVAC is planning an open house at its headquarters on Osborn Avenue for town residents in May — complete with hot dogs and cotton candy. He said he hopes people decide to learn more about the organization through its redesigned website.
“We’re proud of it,” he said. “We’re trying to get the community to come to the site and see who we are.”