I joined the squad for couple of reasons: Gaining EMT skills makes me helpful in situations where prior, I couldn’t do much. Interestingly enough, I had multiple situations where I was able to provide urgent care outside my duty shifts. Also, we live far from town center and joining the squad gave me the opportunity to connect with the town.
Deputy Chief / Operations Lt. Allie Deegan
I joined the squad as a cadet member when I was 16 years old to gain experience in the medical field. I immediately fell in love with the field and became an EMT right away. Being a member of the squad has given me a closer connection to the community and the ability to help people in their time of need!
Training Lt. Nate Lee
Well. The first time when I saw the BHVRS as soon as I moved into this town, I fell in love with. And it took me a couple of years of thinking my own reason why I shall join the BHVRS – Am I a role model of my precious daughter? Am I giving back to community? They must be a part of my reason why. However, I simply want to help others as I was being helped so far in my life.
Vehicle Lt. Marc Schnitzer
It was during a career transition that I joined the rescue squad. Turns out, it was one of the best decisions I’ve made. It’s empowering to to have the ability to provide pre-hospital medical and trauma care for acute and chronically ill patients of all ages. In addition, I truly enjoy community health initiative involvement, such as discussing injury prevention with our town’s public school children. As a volunteer, helping others is both necessary for, and appreciated by, the community as a whole.
Equipment and Supply Lt. Joe Plocinski
I have always been community minded and was active in my church’s youth home repair ministry. Joining the BHVRS is a way for me to give back to my own community.
President Joe Savino
I always wanted to be involved with the Rescue Squad since I was a boy scout and earned the First Aid merit badge.
I am the owner of a local small business and have the unique ability to respond to emergency calls 24 hours a day.
After a family emergency in 2013, I experienced firsthand how vital it is for our community to have skilled first responders available 24/7.
Volunteering and helping people is very rewarding.
Vice President Steve Kirsch
Corresponding Secretary Arlene Burnett
Having worked in a hospital my entire professional life, I know how good it feels to help people in their time of need. Joining the Squad to help people in my own community seemed like the natural thing to do!
Recording Secretary Monica Poulos
Treasurer Michele Young
I have always been interested in the medical field and despite having no experience, I decided to give becoming a member of the Rescue Squad a try. Serving our community as a volunteer EMT has been one of my most favorite and rewarding things I have ever done. It is a privilege to be able to help someone when they are in need. It has also been an absolute pleasure meeting, getting to know, and working alongside the incredible people who are involved in this field.
NJFAC Representative Howie Meyer
During college, I worked at the Berkeley Heights A&P and one of our regular customers was Alice Keimel, a member of the squad. Alice use to tell myself and two friends I worked with about the squad and how much she enjoyed being a member.
My friends and I thought that it sounded exciting and was something that we wanted to do. So in October 1971, my friends and I joined up.
It’s been a great experience and I’ve met some very nice people on the squad while being able to help many others.
I say a little prayer every day that I’ll be able to keep doing this for many more years to come.
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