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Rescue Squad Open House Nov. 1

The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 6-9pm. The Squad will be holding a bystander CPR class for all ages starting at 7pm! Come by and learn about what these life-saving local heroes do!

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BHVRS Cadet Open House

The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad is hosting an Open House for interested high school students and their parents on October 25th at 7:30pm, in preparation for the opening of Cadet Program Applications. Interested students are highly encouraged to attend and applications for the Cadet Program will open following the Open House. Please register here: https://forms.gle/8YvTTZ4oP3BQw4rb7

Eligible applicants will be high school sophomores that will be entering their junior year in the Fall of 2024, 16 years of age by April 1, 2024 and must be willing to take the EMT certification class during the summer of 2024.

The BHVRS Cadet program is a great opportunity for high school age students to give back to their community and help out their neighbors. It is also an opportunity for students considering a career in medicine to get first-hand experience interacting and assisting with patients. Cadets will be initially trained in CPR and first aid and will ride on the ambulance, assisting the EMTs in patient care. From there, they will enroll in an EMT certification class to become NJ certified EMTs.

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William Woodruff School

Our members had a great time at Community Day at William Woodruff School yesterday! They were able to show the students our newest vehicle in our fleet, our first responder vehicle. EMS-55 is used to respond rapidly to emergencies or respond to emergencies when our duty crew is out on another emergency call. EMS-55 has much of the same equipment as our ambulance but is not transport capable. We hope the students enjoyed the presentation as much as we did!

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Our House Run

Our crew had a blast standing by at the Our House Run yesterday! Four miles and a few patients later, we hope everyone else enjoyed the day as much as we did. We always have a great time hanging out with the community and providing care when needed.

Ever wanted to help someone during an emergency at a 5k? We are always looking for volunteers, submit your application today!

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YMCA Special Needs Prom

What a night! We had a great time supporting our friends at the Berkeley Heights YMCA last night at their Special Needs Prom! The dance floor was packed with smiling faces, and the kids had a blast celebrating!

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International Firefighter’s Day

Happy International Firefighter’s Day to our friends at Berkeley Heights Fire Department! We couldn’t ask for better partners to work with day in and day out. Whether it is an emergency, a standby event, or planning for what’s to come, the BHFD is right there with us ensuring we are all providing the best service we can to the Township. Truly the best!

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Annual Installation Dinner

Last weekend, the Squad had a blast at our Annual Installation Dinner! We had many award recipients, but our notable award recipients were Howie Meyer and Michele Young! Howie was awarded his 50 years of service plaque and proclamation from Mayor Angie Devanney and Michele was named Volunteer of the Year by our Chief and President. Congratulations to all award winners!

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