Heidi Behr’s family and friends gathered Sunday at Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corp’s headquarters for a memorial service. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)
The Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps has unveiled a memorial to honor two of its members that died in a crash while transporting a patient to the hospital in 2005.
The “Heidi J. Behr William A. Stone Reflecting Memorial” consists of a fountain surrounded by a pair of benches at the ambulance headquarters on Osborne Avenue.
Kim Pokorny, president of the ambulance corp, said Allan Schule of Sound Shore Pond and Landscape in Wading River donated the memorial and worked hard to make sure it was prepared for Sunday, which marked the 10th anniversary of when Ms. Behr and Mr. Stone were killed.
A Nissan SUV spun off Sound Avenue Tuesday morning. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
An SUV car skidded off Sound Avenue around 10:30 and hit a telephone pole near Horton Avenue, sending the car’s passengers to the hospital. (more…)
A shooting ‘victim’ is escorted from Riley Avenue Elementary School during Saturday morning’s active shooter drill. (Credit: Michael White)
David Wicks said he couldn’t help but get a bit emotional during Saturday’s active shooter drill in Calverton, where police and ambulance workers simulated a mass shooting inside Riley Avenue Elementary School.
About 70 high school students and other volunteers also participated in the drill, during which two people were “killed,” and several others were dragged from the school or carried out, fake-bloodied and bandaged.
A Suffolk police helicopter also landed in a nearby field.
“It was very real for me; I had chills,” said Mr. Wicks, a Riverhead School District assistant superintendent. “I felt myself getting emotional. The real sobering thing is how much time can pass before help gets here.
“But it made me feel good because our lockdown procedures do help.”
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A police officer investigates the scene where an SUV collided with an ambulance. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
A Riverhead ambulance en route to Stony Brook University Hospital was struck by an SUV in Riverhead Thursday night at the intersection of Middle Road and Northville Turnpike, town police said in a press release. (more…)
Two men were hospitalized Friday evening following a two-vehicle crash on Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow, Riverhead Town police said. (more…)
HIghway department workers install a street sign last year along the Peconic River in memory of fallen ambulance volunteer Heidi Behr, as the Behr family — Heidi’s grandmother Dorothy, mother June, father John and sister Dana look on. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
Nine years after two people were killed in an Aquebogue ambulance crash while transporting a cardiac patient, two of three claims filed by the victims’ families against Riverhead Town and the ambulance company have been thrown out of court.
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The Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps will host an open house Sunday at the ambulance barn in Riverhead. (more…)
Fellow bikers assist police and ambulance personnel on the scene of a two motorcycle crash on Sound Avenue in Riverhead Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
A motorcyclist was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center after he was injured in a two-motorcycle crash in Riverhead Sunday, Riverhead Town police said.