February 25, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 9 Ridgewood Valley doctor provided aid after flight landed in Hudson On Jan. 15, U.S. Airways Flight 1549 was forced to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River after striking a flock of geese shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport. Ferries in the area rushed to their aid, while witnesses of the crash peered on from their apartments and office buildings along the New Jersey and New York sides of the river. Soon, news of the landing streamed through television, Internet, and radio outlets. Raymond Basri, M.D., F.A.C.P., an Internal Medicine physician on The Valley Hospital staff, was one listener who took immediate action to lend all who were aboard a helping hand. Dr. Basri was picking up medical equipment in New York City when he heard about the incident through his car radio. As a volunteer firefighter with the Excelsior Hook and Ladder Company in Middletown, New York, and deputy Orange County fire coordinator, he contacted his dispatch center to inform his colleagues of his location and intention to assist at the scene. Dr. Basri then turned on the sirens he had in his car, and followed the NYC Fire Chief’s vehicle down to the NY Waterway ferry terminal where all of the passengers and crew members were taken. After clearing three security checkpoints where he displayed his credentials as both a firefighter and a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration, Dr. Basri found himself to be the only doctor in the terminal. He checked in with the EMS lieutenant in charge, and quickly tended to the most serious case: a flight attendant with broken legs. Once the flight attendant was triaged and transported to Roosevelt Hospital in NYC, Dr. Basri examined the remaining flight crew (continued on page 22) CAN’T WAIT FOR SPRING? SPRING LANDSCAPE PROJECTS ����������������� Pre Season ������������������ Pricing in ������������������������� Effect ���������������� ����������������� ������������������ Free ��������������� No Obligation Est. & Design ��������������� �������������������� ����������� ���������������� ���������� ��������������� Now is the right time to start plans on your Then Don’t! Weeping Pine Nursery ������������ •• • ••••• Dr. Raymond Basri, an Internal Medicine physician at The Valley Hospital, provided medical assistance to many of the crew members and passengers aboard U.S. Airways Flight 1549 that crashed into the Hudson River, including Diane Higgins (middle), and her mother Lucille. A FEW • Nursery Program SPOTS • Pre-Kindergarten LEFT...• Optional Kindergarten • K-Enrichment FALL ENROLLMENT ����������������������� ������������������������������������� ����������������������� The School of Fine Arts Midland Park • 201-445-0747 Now Enrolling for Summer Camp Green Twig School  ������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������� �������������������������������������� ������������������ ������������ ������������ Drawing Room L.L.C. ������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������� ����������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������������������ ��������������������������������� UPCOMING EVENTS Feb 26: Movie Night 7:30PM Feb 27: Wii Game Night 7:30PM Feb 28: Live Music 8PM Mar 6: (Children 7 and under) Fireplace Story Time 7PM Mar 7: Poetry Corner 7:30PM Mar 8: Local Artist Showcase Future Events • Nutrition 101 • Chiropractic Night • Pilates for you & First Aid • Information Health Events • (Pregnancy 411) The Bradley Method Kids • Junior Painters Night • Fireplace Story Time Ridgewood High Student Night ����������������������������������������� ������������������������� �������������������� Adult • Henna Painting • Wii Game Night • Movie Night Spring & Summer • Car Enthusiasts Club • Hiking Club/Biking/Book Club • Interior Design • The Art of Floral Arrangement Fair Lawn High Student Night • Henna Painting • Wii Game Night • Movie Night ������������������������������������������������������� 166 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ - 201.389.6156 -www.dolcecafenj.com