Glenwood Pochuck EMS announces 10 new members

VERNON. The Glenwood Pochuck Volunteer Ambulance Corps serves over 23,000 Vernon residents each year.

Vernon /
| 02 Aug 2022 | 10:28

The Glenwood Pochuck Volunteer Ambulance Corps, located at 1 Drew Mountain Road, in Sussex, recently announced the addition of 10 new members for the month of July.

The new members include: Ryan Lally, William Wesloske, Maddison Cuoco, Katrina Todd, Mark Maffia, Jess Lefort, Andrew Wiik, George Alakpa, Lauren Snook, and Olivia Snook.

Among the new crew are five high school students — Cuoco, Todd, Lefort, Wesloske and Maffia. Todd was a past member of Vernon EMS and Wesloske has several family members who were past members of Glenwood Pochuck EMS, keeping the tradition going. Speaking of family, Lauren Snook, and her 14-year-old daughter Olivia, join her other daughter who is already a team member.

While most of the new members are also new to EMS volunteering, Alakpa, an Afghanistan war veteran, has experience as a combat medic.

Glenwood Pochuck Volunteer Ambulance Corps was founded on August 15, 1980. It is a volunteer agency that provides medical and trauma assistance to over 23,000 residents and to over 75,000 visitors that come to Vernon each year. It is also the only volunteer agency in Vernon that can administer Aspirin, Epinephrine and CPAP.

Members must be at least 18 years old and attend meetings, trainings, special events, community projects and be available to provide a weekly 12-hour shift. The group also trains junior cadets ages 14 to 15 years old and cadets ages 16 to 17 years on basic first aid and CPR. If you are interested in volunteering or learning about the different membership classes available, visit