The squad had a great time at our dinner last night! We presented our hard working members with awards and installed our new officers! We enjoyed spending time with each other and the other agency we work with in a non-work environment!
Today, 960, 961, and 962 all responded to a large brush fire on Route 78W just past exit 43. All crews worked to rehabilitate the firemen working to stop the fire. Great job by the many fire companies that responded from all over Union County and surrounding areas. A big thank you to the other rescue squads that responded in to help with fire rehab! Great work by all on scene!
Save the date, September 12, for The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad’s (BHVRS) New Ambulance Wetdown!!! We can’t wait to celebrate our new ambulance with the generous members of our community!
What’s a Wetdown?
A Wetdown is a ceremonial water salute, much like the christening of a ship. Historically, it is a long standing tradition of the fire and ambulance service who officially welcome a new vehicle by spraying or ‘anointing’ it with water to keep it safe.
But, instead of BHVRS ‘wetting-down’ the new ambulance (#962) we’re inviting the children of Berkeley Heights to join us in doing this! All BH kids (12 years and younger) come help us wetdown 962 with our toy pumper squirters! It’ll be great fun!
This Wetdown event is also being held so BHVRS can extend a big ‘thank you’ to the residents and businesses of Berkeley Heights for their generous donations over the years which have enabled us to purchase this new ambulance.
Come join us!
When: Saturday, September 12, noon to 3 p.m. Wetdown ceremony starts at 1 p.m. (Raindate: September 13)
Where: Lower Columbia Park, Plainfield Ave.
Who: Open to the entire community – YOU! FAMILY! NEIGHBORS! FRIENDS!
What: Enjoy free hot dogs, ices, birch beer, music, kids’ games, ambulance tours and more!!!!
Sign-up to wetdown 962: Kids 12 years and under – Just fill out the form located in the blue box outside the BH Rescue Squad building on Snyder and Locust Avenues or call 908-656-2077.