A spooky day at the WLVAC headquarters


Dressed in assorted costumes, children from the community were on the search for candy last week. The Wantagh-Levittown Volunteer Ambulance Corps held its second annual Spooky Ambulance event for families in the area on Oct. 30.

In the spirit of Halloween, youngsters toured an ambulance decorated with creepy skeletons and ghosts at the WLVAC Headquarters in Levittown, while the organization’s EMS members spooked visitors in scary attire.

First responders also participated in the Teal Pumpkin Project — an initiative to keep children with allergies guarded on Halloween — and handed out safe treats, glow bracelets and reflective candy bags to all who came to the event.

WLVAC, which covers parts of North Wantagh and Levittown, has served the area for more than 60 years. The EMS organization was founded in 1956 to help residents in dire situations. The members of the volunteer group are trained in both CPR and paramedic care.