Our members at the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad remain committed to ensuring the health and well-being of the community we serve during this difficult time. The Township and our Office of Emergency Management (OEM) have put together an outline of what our Berkeley Heights emergency responders have been doing – and will continue to do – in response to COVID19.
As a general reminder, if you think you have symptoms of COVID-19, or any medical condition that is not life-threatening, call your primary care physician first, or an urgent care center near you. ***911 should be reserved for life-threatening emergencies.***
We want to wish a very special HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our BFF Leah!! Leah made another very generous donation to the squad this week at our business meeting. Happy, happy birthday Leah!! We are so lucky to have a friend like you!!
Every year, the Cadets of the BHVRS hold a fundraiser for a cause that they are passionate about. This year, they have decided to raise money for Operation Supply Drop, an organization dedicated to cultivating a strong community of relevant and reliable support to our nation’s service members. By making generous donations to our Operation Supply Drop team, you will help Operation Supply Drop build and reinforce veteran support through “supply drops.” These supply drops impact over 450 units and support over 350,000 troops. “Supply drops” are not just common care packages. They are crucial in that they “Make Fun Where There is None”, hosting and supporting morale events (homecomings, Christmas parties, family days, etc), providing coffee, and other entertainment (video games). Please consider making a donation to our team because all donations are going toward making an impact for our service members. Thank you!
Thank you to the Augenstein Family for taking the time to write such a thoughtful message. Your kindness is deeply appreciated by our entire crew and all the members of the BHVRS. It is our pleasure and honor to help our fellow neighbors in their time of need. We are glad your son is feeling better and Goldie has a new friend! – Joe, Arlene, Carolyn & Ben
Original post from BH Community Forum: Wanted to express my gratitude to the Berkeley Heights Police Department & the Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad. Last night my son had a bad croup attack and was having a lot of trouble breathing. Usually we are able to calm him down but this time it came on so suddenly & it sounded different than it normally does. They were all so wonderful with him (& especially me – who clearly can not handle emergency situations because I was a basket case). We are so lucky to live in a town that has such an amazing police department & rescue squad. They gave my son a bean bag fish that he named Goldie & he will not part with it. If any of you are on Facebook, thank you from the bottom of my heart. 💗💗💗💗💗💗
The squad and the community had a busy weekend! On Saturday, we attended the Rubber Ducky Festival and on Sunday we attended Bikers for Brooke. We love this time of year because there are so many events going and we get to spend a lot of time with the community! We hope everyone had a great weekend!