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. 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.
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.
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
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
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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