WLVAC's Operations Office

The Chiefs Office

The Chief Operating Officers are elected officals and executive officers of WLVAC. They provide the operational head of the corparation, and are responsable for the ambulances as well as all members who ride the ambulance.

Chief of Operations Stephen Grippi (2900)

S.Grippi
    When did you join WLVAC?
  • September 2009
    What certifications levels have you held?
  • CPR 2009
  • NYS EMT-B 2010
  • CEVO 2010
    What made you want to be a member?
  • My neighbor was a member at the time. I was interested in going in to the the health care field, and she suggested Wantagh-Levittown as a great way to get my feet wet in the field. I met some great people during my probationary period and became hooked on the thrill and satisfaction of EMS.
    Have you held any other positions within WLVAC?
  • Publicity committee
  • Honor Guard
  • MVO Field Training Officer
    When did you come part of the operation office?
  • I became a lieutenant in 2014.
  • I was promoted to captain in 2015.
  • Elected to Second Deputy Chief (5/2016)

1st Deputy Chief Scott Kostolni (2901)

S.Kostolni
    When did you join WLVAC?
  • April 2007
    What certifications levels have you held?
  • CPR (2008)
  • EMT-B (2008)
  • CEVO III (2010)
    What made you want to be a member?
  • I was raised to believe that giving back to your community is one of the most admirable things a person can do so at the urging of a friend who was already a member I joined Wantagh-Levittown to see how I fit. Once a member I found a hobby and career that is fun and fulfilling.
    Have you held any other positions within WLVAC?
  • Captain of ‘Team Rocket’ Winners of the 2014 NYS EMS Drill Competition
    When did you come part of the operation office?
  • Lieutenant (2014-2015 Operations Office)
  • BLS Chairman (2014-2015 Operations Office)
  • QA/QI Co-Chairman (2014-2015 and 2015-2016 Operations Office)
  • Captain (2015-2016 Operations Office)

2nd Deputy Chief Cody Ryan (2902)

C.Ryan
    When did you join WLVAC?
  • March 2012
    What certifications levels have you held?
  • CPR & First Aid – March 2010
    What made you want to be a member?
  • I’ve always wanted to help others. I majored in athletic training (sports medicine) during college and was looking for opportunities to obtain experience in emergency care. Since joining, I have met a ton of great people who dedicate their time and energy to the community. It has been a fantastic experience.
    Have you held any other positions within WLVAC?
  • None.
    When did you come part of the operation office?
  • May 2015
  • May 2016 - Promoted to Captain.

The Office of Captains

The WLVAC rank of captain (from the French capitaine) is a officer rank corresponding to the head of command for our Non-Executive Officers.

Capt. Christoper McGuire (2910)

C.McGuire
    When did you join WLVAC?
    What certifications levels have you held?
  • CPR (02/2012)
  • EMT-B (06/2012)
    What made you want to be a member?
    Have you held any other positions within WLVAC?
    When did you come part of the operation office?

Capt. Eric Carrai (2911)

E.Carrai
    When did you join WLVAC?
    What certifications levels have you held?
    What made you want to be a member?
    Have you held any other positions within WLVAC?
    When did you come part of the operation office?

Capt. Kevin Quinn (2912)

K.Quinn
    When did you join WLVAC?
  • March 2009
    What certifications levels have you held?
  • CPR (2009)
  • EMT-B (2011)
  • CEVO III (2012)
  • FEMA-NIMS Levels: 005/100/200/700 (2013)
    What made you want to be a member?
  • I have always been rooted in community service so when I joined the WLVAC Cadet Corps as a sophomore in high school, it did not come as a surprise to those who knew me. This department was recommended to me by a close friend who was a member at the time. As a person who prefers to get out in the field and accomplish tasks, WLVAC appealed to me because at age 16 I had the ability to respond to real emergencies to help real people in the community. Other departments only offered drill opportunities to volunteers under the age of 18 and cadet groups in most other departments were oriented solely towards firefighting instead of EMS. The combination of learning new skills, making new friends, and having the ability to make an immediate and positive difference in someone's life when they need it the most ultimately lead me to join and remain in the Wantagh-Levittown Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
    Have you held any other positions within WLVAC?
  • Motor Vehicle Operator (2012)
  • Motor Vehicle Operator Preceptor (2015)
    When did you come part of the operation office?
  • October 2015

The Office of Lieutenants

The WLVAC rank of lieutenant (folk etymology has associated the lieu syllable with the verb 'to leave') emphasizing that a lieutenant only took up his duties once his superior officer had 'left', in this fashion lieutenant's are our junior officers.

Lt. Emily Brennan (2920)

    When did you join WLVAC?
    What certifications levels have you held?
    What made you want to be a member?
    Have you held any other positions within WLVAC?
    When did you come part of the operation office?
  • May 2016

Lt. Andrew Decter (2921)

    When did you join WLVAC?
    What certifications levels have you held?
    What made you want to be a member?
    Have you held any other positions within WLVAC?
    When did you come part of the operation office?
  • May 2016

Lt. Samantha Santiago (2922)

    When did you join WLVAC?
    What certifications levels have you held?
    What made you want to be a member?
    Have you held any other positions within WLVAC?
    When did you come part of the operation office?

Lt. Lauren Ayers (2923)

L.Ayers
    When did you join WLVAC?
    What certifications levels have you held?
    What made you want to be a member?
    Have you held any other positions within WLVAC?
  • None.
    When did you come part of the operation office?
  • May 2015

Lt. Paul Dillon (2924)

    When did you join WLVAC?
    What certifications levels have you held?
    What made you want to be a member?
    Have you held any other positions within WLVAC?
    When did you come part of the operation office?

Lt. Ben Raj (2925)

    When did you join WLVAC?
    What certifications levels have you held?
    What made you want to be a member?
    Have you held any other positions within WLVAC?
    When did you come part of the operation office?