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Community Member Spotlight

Ginnie Community Spotlight oct 12smby Kelly Platt

Community Member Spotlight on Mastic Beach Ambulance Company member: Assistant Chief Ginnine Hipperling
When you think of someone who is selfless, helps others and demonstrates the meaning of altruism, you will think of Ginnine Hipperling, who is a member of the Mastic Beach Ambulance as their Assistant Chief.
Ginnine was inspired to dedicate her time to her community by not only her Father Robert Roughton, who was in the military and Fire Epartment at the 106th Air National Guard located in Westhampton Beach, but one other person encouraged her to become more involved in her community and the local ambulance company was her friend Eric, who encouraged her to become a member of the Mastic Beach Ambulance Company, who also happens to be the past chief at Mastic Beach Ambulance.
Ginnine started her career at the Mastic Ambulance in 1995 and switched to Mastic Beach Ambulance after the birth of her child that developed health complications. She then returned years later and has been there for the past seven years where she rose through the ranks and is now an Assistant Chief with the Mastic Beach Ambulance Company.
As a member of the Mastic Beach Ambulance Company, Ginnine was recognized as one of the departments top ten responders and received awards for multiple CPR saves and assisted in the delivery of two babies, just to name a few.
Besides from volunteering at the Mastic Beach Ambulance Company, Ginnine is also an EMT at Smith Point Beach.
When asked about what message she would give to those looking to serve in their community. Ginnine stated that you must love helping people, promote good health, and look at those within your department as your second family. Those interested in joining the Mastic Beach Ambulance can call 631-399-1376 or go down to the Ambulance Company located at 180 Whitter Drive in Mastic Beach.
Members take part in many community opportunities such as training residents to become Narcan Trained in case a loved one overdoes on drugs, they are the standby First Responders at the William Floyd Junior High School Sporting events just to name a few.
They will train any community member to become CPR and First Aid Certified. The Mastic Beach Ambulance Company also hosts Blood Pressure Screenings as well as visiting area schools and discuss prevention of drug overdoes to discussing proper First Aid techniques to the students.
CONGRATULATIONS Ginnine Hipperling on being nominated for the community member spotlight of the month!

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