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:
If you use chrome:
Thank you in advance for helping us better serve the community with better equipment and trainings!
Congratulations to our newest EMT, Marc Schnitzer!! We are so proud of all the hard work and dedication you have put in and we look forward to training you!!
This weekend the squad had its annual Installation and Awards Dinner. We want to say a big thank you to last year’s officers for their hard work and dedication. We cannot wait to see what is in store for or new officers.
Congratulations to the recipients of our Chief and President’s Awards!! Joe and Annette, we would not be the same squad without all of the time, effort, and dedication you give to us. Thank you for everything!
This week we lost a beloved lifetime member. Abbie was a very dedicated member of the squad and we will miss her dearly. Thank you for your service, Abbie! Rest In Peace.
The squad had the best time at the Winter Walk last night! Thank you to all who put in so much time organizing such a fantastic event!! We are so proud to be a part of such an amazing community!! Happy holidays!
This morning, 961 responded the multi-car accident on Mountain Ave. We worked alongside New Providence FD and EMS, and Summit EMS. Our thoughts are with those injured in the accident and we hope they have quick recovery!
Every year, the day after thanksgiving, our cadets and the Boy Scouts host a blood drive. This year the blood drive was very successful and the cadets had a great time helping the community! Thank you to everyone who came out and donated!!
The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Cadets have teamed up with Backpacks For Like, a non-profit organization that provides daily essentials to homeless veterans. The Cadets are looking for donations of toiletries that can be dropped off at any of the locations described in the flyer below. Also, a donation of $25 can send one full backpack to a homeless veteran in need. See flyer for more details. Thank you for your support!
Every month, the squad focuses on a different aspect of our work for a training session. Usually, these trainings focus on a particular skill/ set of skills or type of call we may encounter, but this past month we focused on stress management and how to help each other out after a tough call. The Caring Contact recently started a class specifically for first responders and the BHVRS was the first squad to participate. They put on an excellent class and it was a great way to learn about helping each other when things get difficult and also helping our patients during some of the worst days of their lives. Thank you very much Caring Contact for teaching us about this incredibly important aspect of our job!