Meet the Officers 2016

Samantha Lloyd

Chief Samantha Lloyd

I joined the Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad as my three children became young adults and I felt the urge to find something new to challenge myself. I have always enjoyed the medical and science field and as I had to leave behind my career as a Scenes of Crime Assistant in the UK many years ago, I felt becoming an EMT was a good decision for me. I am able to give back to my community and meet great people.

Donna Foster

Operations Lt. / Deputy Chief Donna Foster

When I decided to volunteer for an organization, the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad was my first choice. I find it challenging, rewarding, and I am surrounded by Members who selflessly give their time to service this community.

Joe Plocinski

Training 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.

Bill Schulz

Vehicle Lt. Bill Schulz

I started doing volunteer emergency services in high school as community service and I’ve been doing it ever since. Being a first responder really gives you a sense of community involvement and pride.

Howie Meyer

Equipment Lt. 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.

Kevin Jow

Supply Lt. Kevin Jow

I joined the rescue squad because I enjoy helping people and wanted to give back to the community that I grew up in.

Ori Sternberg

President Ori Sternberg

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

Joe Savino

Vice 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.

Arlene Burnett

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!

Ilene Weber

Recording Secretary Ilene Weber

I grew up in Berkeley Heights and joining the Squad and becoming an EMT is my way of giving back to this wonderful community I call home.

Jim Cline

Treasurer Secretary Jim Cline

Being part of the Rescue Squad makes me truly feel that I am part of my community.

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