Love and KBHVAC

Paula and Gary

Paula and Gary

Our volunteer corps is a diverse group; we represent an array of different age groups and professions and we were drawn to volunteering for a variety of reasons. However common threads among our members are kindness and compassion, and the desire to make our community – and ultimately our world – a better place.

We know that kindness attracts and invites kindness, so it’s no surprise that many of our members volunteer with their significant others – or even met their partners through their involvement with EMS.

Paula and Gary Levine have been married for 37 years and joined our ambulance community four years ago.   They cover shifts whenever their busy schedules allow, and have even taken on roles additional roles in committees. “We are incredibly proud to be part of the ambulance corps,” shares Gary. “It’s a good feeling to know we can help other people in our community.”

Jonathan and Kasia

Jonathan and Kasia

Jonathan Flink wed his beautiful bride Kasia in 2015 and the ceremony was attended by many of our members. Kasia joined KBHVAC shortly afterwards. “I work in EMS in addition to volunteering,” says Jonathan. “It’s nice to be able to show Kasia what my career is like; the fact that she enjoys it so much is an added bonus!”

Amanda Carducci and Joe Woodruff met through their roles as EMTs. “Joe and I met while working at Westchester EMS,” said Amanda. He switched his schedule to be on my shift so we could get to know each other more. That was almost two years ago. Now we live together and even have our first ‘child,’ – a Lab mix named Riley!”

Joe and Amanda

Joe and Amanda

Joan Zafian-Carone and Rick Carone may be our longest standing couple. The pair met on an ambulance call in 1986 – over 30 years ago. They became a couple in 1989 and were married in 1992.   They continue to ride calls today – and we love hearing their stories of the early days of EMS.

We have numerous other “member couples,” as well as many members who have met their significant others through the emergency services. We know that our ambulance corps has created and fostered countless friendships over the years; we love that it has also served as the catalyst for new romances, and as a shared passion in existing relationships.

From all of us at KBHVAC, Happy Valentine’s Day!

Rick and Joan

Rick and Joan

Story research via members Amanda Carducci and Jerry Moskowitz

 

Proudly serving the community since 1963

KBHVAC is an all-volunteer organization and the primary provider of basic emergency medical services in the Katonah and Bedford Hills area. Over 100 members respond to calls 24 hours a day,
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