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Community Day!

The squad had a blast at Mary K’s Community Day!! We love being able to show the community what we do, especially the kids!!

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First Responder Memorial Mass

BHVRS members attended Little Flower Parish’s annual memorial mass for first responders this past weekend. We are always eager to honor those who have gone before us in serving the community!

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GL Deaf and Hard of Hearing Organization

Members of the squad had the opportunity to visit with the GL Deaf and Hard of Hearing Organization. They are such a great group of kids and teachers! The students prepared a wonderful presentation and taught us basic communications with deaf or hard of hearing people. We were also able to participate with them on scenarios they set up where they would require EMS help (ie, car crashes, falls, broken bones). We also gave a very short presentation on who were are and what we do. We also gave them a tour of the rig and showed them our equipment! What a great Friday!!

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Town Proclamation

Tonight, the squad was honored with a proclamation at the Town Council Meeting for the delivery of beautiful baby Ava!

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House Fire

The BHVRS responded with BHPD and BHFD to a structure fire this morning around 1am. BHVRS had two rigs respond to treat and transport two patients and a third patient was treated and transported by Watchung EMS.
Chatham EMS transported 2 firefighters with minor injuries. Summit, Long Hill, & County EMS were all on scene, along with Atlantic paramedics, an Atlantic Supervisor and the County EMS coordinator. BHVRS was on scene until about 4.30am when firefighter rehab was complete. A huge thank you to all of the other EMS units that’s responded in for mutual aid!

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/berkeley-heights/articles/two-die-following-early-morning-home-fire-in-berk

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Mother Delivers Healthy Baby Girl with Help from BHVRS

On March 10 Angela Windt went into labor two weeks early. She realized her contractions were progressing too quickly and she wasn’t going to make it to the hospital.

Thanks to the quick response of the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad and three Berkeley Heights police officers, there were no complications with the home delivery. The Friday Night Crew, Andy Damato, Joe Plocinski, Nicole Segalini and Chief Sam Lloyd ensured that the delivery went smoothly and Ava was born at 9:42 p.m weighing 6 pounds 10 ounces and 20 inches long.

This is the first birth for the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad in over 20 years.

News Links:

TAP Into – Mom Delivers Healthy Girl at Home | CBS Video – Teen Helps Deliver Baby Girl | TAP Into – BHVRS Reunites with Windt Family

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Amazon Smile

The BHVRS has joined Amazon Smile! This is a program for ANY Amazon customer to donate to a local charity of their choice. While shopping online, you can also allow Amazon Smile to make a donation to the BHVRS.
What Amazon does is it takes 0.5% of your total purchase and donates it to the Squad. There is NO additional charge to the consumer.

Here’s how to make your EFFORTLESS contribution:
Go to: www.smile.amazon.com
Sign in with your Amazon account
On the right hand side, search and choose the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad as
your local Charity.

To make things a little bit easier there are browser addons/extensions that automatically direct you there, even if you click a link. Its a onetime download and then anytime you go to amazon, the smile page will come up and any purchases you make will donate to the Squad!

If you use firefox: 
https://addons.mozilla.org/…/f…/addon/amazonsmileredirector/

If you use chrome: 
https://chrome.google.com/…/jgpmhnmjbhgkhpbgelalfpplebgfjmb…

Thank you in advance for helping us better serve the community with better equipment and trainings!

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