As you are cleaning out your closets this spring, please consider helping out the BHVRS by donating your used clothing! The BHVRS is pleased to partner with Turnkey Enterprises, LLC to collect donations of used clothing from the community. You can get a receipt for your donations, and the BHVRS benefits from each pound donated! If you have a large clothing donation or need assistance getting to the building, please call and leave a message at (908) 464-1141 and we will get back to you!
All squad members recently underwent fit testing for N95 respirators, which are face masks that can help prevent the spread of germs. These respirators specifically protect against the flu, measles, whooping cough and tuberculosis, along with many other diseases. All Squad members must ensure they are wearing the right size mask once a year, so thank you to the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad for helping us check them!
Sign up for our one hour CPR/AED class being hosted by the Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad on Thursday, April 23rd at 7pm. Although this will not be a certification class, it will increase your knowledge of what to do in an emergency situation. This class will teach you how to respond to cardiac emergencies in adults and children including the use of an AED.The class will be held at Squad Headquarters.
The BHVRS recently hosted a monthly meeting of the EMS Council of New Jersey (formerly known as the New Jersey State First Aid Council). The EMS Council of New Jersey helps build relationships between volunteer EMS agencies throughout the state and encourages progress in EMS, on both the local and legislative levels. We are very proud to have our Squad’s own Howie Meyer serving as President!
Our cadet program received an award for Outstanding Leadership from the Boy Scouts! We are so proud of them and all of the great work that they do! Check out the Cadet Member section to learn more about the program!
On January 9th, the squad had its annual Installation and Awards Dinner. Our officers were installed and our President’s and Chief’s Awards were given out. We had a great time celebrating 2014, and we hope to have as successful of a 2015 as we did a 2014! Thank you to the Berkeley Heights Police Department, Berkeley Heights Fire Department, and all of the squads that help us on a daily basis. We hope you had fun celebrating with us last night!