SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- David Raizen, president of the Volunteer Ambulance Corps is the 2014 Scarsdale Bowl recipient, the youngest person to receive the award in the Bowl's 71-year history.
The Scarsdale Bowl is the town’s highest award and it is awarded annually to a resident who has given unselfishly of time, energy and effort for the welfare of the community.
For almost 40 years, Raizen has worked tirelessly to save the lives of Scarsdale’s residents both as a volunteer emergency medical technician and as president of the Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
While a student at Scarsdale High School, he took a first aid and CPR course in 1975. Not old enough to be an emergency medical technician, David started doing carpentry work and other odd jobs.
Once he turned 18, Raizen started riding with the ambulance and 40 years later he is sill riding.
Through his leadership, the corps has grown from 25 volunteers to 75. He upgraded the level of service SVAC provides to advanced life support and kept them on the cutting edge of technology.
Raizen has also mentored Scarsdale High School students in the EMT program as well as Scarsdale Fire Explorers, providing them with encouragement, training and teaching them the value of volunteerism.
David Raizen will be honored at the Scarsdale Bowl Dinner on Wednesday, April 9, at the Fountainhead in New Rochelle.
Anyone wishing to attend may request an invitation by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.