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.
Sign up at the link below!
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!
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!
Neurologist Dr. Camilo Gomez discusses the warning signs of stroke. Actual stroke survivors describe their own symptoms of stroke.
This video from the American Heart Association talks about the warning signs of a heart attack. It’s a must watch! For more information on heart attack warning signs.
This video shows a great overview on how to recognize a TIA (mini-stroke) and what to do when you recognize it.