The BHVRS visited Primrose School to show the students what we do! We had a great time showing the children our ambulance, the stretcher, and different pieces of equipment that we use! Thank you
for having us, Primrose!
The BHVRS will be hosting a Flower/Plant sale to benefit our Relay for Life Team. Come visit on Sunday, May 17 at the Squad building located at 378 Snyder Ave. in Berkeley Heights from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. While you’re there, pick up some delicious baked goods. All proceeds will be donated to Relay for Life and The American Cancer Society. Advance orders for flowers/plants will be taken by calling (908)464-1141. Hall’s Garden Center and Florist has generously supported the Rescue Squad’s fundraising project.
The Squad will also be hosting a “Paint a Flower Pot and Plant a Flower” table at the Boy Scout’s Annual Rubber Ducky Festival on May 30 from 12 noon to 4 p.m., at Passaic River Park in Berkeley Heights. The pots and plants will be distributed to cancer patients and their families at St. Barnabas Hospital to cheer them.
Please help the BHVRS support the A3564 EMS Bill by submitting the easy online form below.This legislation will have positive impact on NJ’s emergency medical service system while having little if any cost for volunteer squads, local municipalities or the State of New Jersey. Specifically this legislation would:
– Require that an emergency medical technician be with a patient whenever a patient is being transported;
– Require that all ambulances be inspected and provides for this to be done with little difficulty to administer and will incur no new costs to taxpayers;
– Change the definition of a “volunteer squad” to reflect the fiscal realities that face both volunteer squads and municipal based squads today. The new definition will mean that those volunteer squads that find they must now bill to be able to continue to provide their services will again be considered volunteer squads. These squads and their volunteer members will again be entitled to the rights and protections afforded to squads that meet the new definition of a volunteer squad.
Sending this email will take you less then a minute. Please help us get this bill through by clicking on the link below!
Jen Brookes, a regular member and Vice President of the BHVRS, received the New Jersey State First Aid Council Gail Lawrence Memorial Scholarship. Jen is heading to Physician Assistant school in a couple of weeks and is so very deserving of this scholarship! We are all so proud of her! Congratulations, Jen!
Last Thursday, the squad hosted two 1 hour CPR classes at the Squad building. The classes were well attended and were open to those who live or work in Berkeley Heights. The course was taught by American Red Cross instructor and BHVRS Vehicle Lt Bill Schulz. Participants learned the basics of hands-only CPR, use of the AED defibrillator, and how to assist choking victims.We’re always looking for new members – EMTs, non-EMT Auxiliary Members, and Cadets (16-18yearolds).
Our cadets traveled to Liberty Science Center to see a live neurosurgery! The cadets were able to interact with the surgeon and ask him questions during the procedure. Most of our cadets have an interest in the medical field. By joining the squad they get experience in medicine, but we also like to supplement this in anyway that we can! This is the second year in a row that the cadets have gone to Liberty Science Center to observe a surgery. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the cadet program, check out our cadet tab to get more information about applying!
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!
Accepted: Clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, stuffed animals, blankets, pillowcases, sheets, and drapes.
Not Accepted: Rags, pillows, toys, household goods.
Where: BHVRS Back Parking Lot, 378 Snyder Ave, at intersection of Snyder and Locust
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!