The Jackson Township First Aid Squad recorded its second CPR save of 2014 on March 29, when Squad members responded to a call of a 29-year-old unresponsive man in the area of Perrineville Rd. The patient, suffering from a suspected overdose, was not breathing when first responders arrived, and despite artificial respiration his heart stopped. CPR was performed by the crew while the patient was in the ambulance, until a paramedic unit arrived and was able to reverse the overdose. As of March 31, the patient was in stable condition in the intensive care unit at Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood.
The Jackson Township First Aid Squad responded to a serious single-car motor vehicle accident on Toms River Road near Savannah Road on March 13 at approximately 10:20 pm. One patient was extricated from his vehicle and transported to St. Vladimir's Church, where he was transferred to the New Jersey State Police SouthStar helicopter and taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center (Helene Fuld) in Trenton.
The Jackson Township First Aid Squad recorded its first CPR "save" of 2014 on March 9, when they responded, along with Jackson Township Police and MONOC Paramedics, to a residence in the area of Stump Tavern Road. The Squad was dispatched at approximately 12:50 am, and arrived to find the patient lying in a hallway in cardiac arrest. CPR was initiated by the crew, and when paramedics arrived the patient was given numerous medications in an attempt to restore her heart rhythm. Her pulse returned and she was transported to Community Medical Center, where she remained in critical but stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit as of Monday morning.
According to the American Heart Association, 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home. Less than eight percent of those who suffer cardiac arrest outside of the hospital survive. The prompt action of the Squad members has given their patient a chance to beat these odds.
The Jackson Township First Aid Squad is an all-volunteer, donation funded emergency medical services organization that provides ambulance service to the Township of Jackson, New Jersey between the hours of 6 pm and 5 am every day of the year. If you are interested in learning CPR and other medical skills, please consider joining us, or making a donation.
July was the busiest month of 2013 so far for the Jackson Township First Aid Squad. The Squad answered 180 ambulance calls, transporting almost 100 patients to local emergency rooms during the month. This month included at least 11 separate traffic accidents, including several with multiple patients. The Squad has answered 1104 calls so far in 2013.
High call volumes continued in March and April for the First Aid Squad,. With 141 calls in March and another 135 in April, the Squad has run approximately 600 calls in the first four months of 2013. Approximately 165 patients were transported to area hospitals by the First Aid Squad in March and April.
The Jackson Township First Aid Squad responded to 145 calls in February 2013, bringing the year to date total to 320 emergency calls. Over 75 patients were transported to area hospitals by the Squad in February.
In the early morning hours of February 18, 2013, the Jackson First Aid Squad was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Jackson Mills Rd. and N. County Line Road. Ambulance 225 responded, and found the vehicle to have rolled over with a heavily entrapped patient inside. With the assistance of Jackson Mills Fire Department units, the patient was extricated and transported to the hospital by 225 and MONOC Paramedic Unit 204.
As snow fell on Jackson during the night of February 8-9, 2013, the Jackson Township First Aid Squad stood ready to deliver ambulance service to the people of Jackson, with three ambulances and two first responder vehicles staffed.
The Jackson Township First Aid Squad responded to 175 calls in January, 2013, and transported over 100 patients to local hospitals. This included 10 motor vehicle accidents, as well as other serious medical complaints such as difficulty breathing and unconsciousness.