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OUR STEPS FOR THE SQUAD FUNDRAISER IS UNDERWAY!

Our virtual holiday 5K run/walk fundraiser is underway! Introducing Steps for the Squad! Here’s how you can help support the BHVRS:

Join the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad and participate in our virtual holiday 5Krun/walk fundraiser, Steps for the Squad! Proceeds will go towards the BHVRS. We will be running the fundraiser through an app called Strava, which is free to download. This is a fun way to socially distance but still spend time with others, while raising money. Participants can join our “club” on this app and have their distance and time tracked by the app, making this a friendly competition between family, friends, and squad members! The challenge will open up at 5 am on Friday, 12/18 and will close at 11:59 pm on Sunday, 12/20. You can sign up as soon as November 1st! The goal is to raise as much money as possible, and raising $50 will get you an official “Steps for the Squad” shirt and also cover registration! Register as a family of three for $100, or more for an additional $10 per person (shirt and registration for everyone included). Donations are accepted as cash, checks made out to “Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad” or venmo @MBS_BHVRS. While actually completing the 5K, we encourage you and your family to dress up in holiday themed costumes, and we will have prizes for the best 3 costumes. We will also be awarding prizes to the best 3 times!

Registration Steps:

1) Fill out the Steps for the Squad Google form: https://forms.gle/ovdKeFHSc4swcuy66

2) Download the Strava app on an iPhone or Android (free download)

3) Make a profile on the app with the same email you used on the Google form

4) You will receive an email invite within 2 days to join the “Steps for the Squad” team

5) Fundraise, get a shirt, run or walk, and have fun

6) Please email Nicole Segalini, nicolets10@gmail.com, with any questions

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2020 BHVRS Plant Sale

Help the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad raise funds for Relay for Life which benefits cancer patients.

Online sale from May 20th to May 24th. Pick-up on May 31st from 11AM-4PM at the BHVRS, 378 Snyder Ave.

Click here to enter bhvrs.org/shop.

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COVID19 – OEM PROTOCOL

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.***

For additional information, please visit berkeleyheights.gov

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Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers to join us!

If you would like more information about becoming a riding member of the squad, simply click on this link:

Riding Membership 

For additional information about Cadet and Auxiliary membership, click on the Become A Member link on our home page.

Not sure what type of membership is best for you?

Email us! membership@bhvrs.org

Our Open House is Back!

Want to learn more about us? Have you thought about joining but are concerned about the commitment? Are you unsure how you could fit one more thing into your busy week?

Come stop by our Open House/Meet & Greet

Every Thursday night from 7-9pm!

Learn about what it is like to be on the BHVRS. Tour our ambulances, have some refreshments, bring the family!

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Happy Birthday Leah!

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!!

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Cadet Fundraiser

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!

https://give.weareosd.org/fundraiser/1801204

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Winter Walk

Come see the BHVRS at the Winter Walk!! We are writing letters to Santa and making balloon animals!

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BHEF Color Run

This morning, the squad is enjoying the beautiful weather at the BHEF Color Run! Stop by our table to learn more about becoming a member and get a balloon animal!

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Thoughtful message from patient’s family

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. 💗💗💗💗💗💗

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