The Jackson Township First Aid Squad answered 178 calls and served almost 2000 hours (1978, but who's counting?) of regular duty time during May. But we don't just answer ambulance calls. Here are a few other things that Squad members have been up to during the month.
- On May 3 the Squad provided an ambulance standby for the Jackson Lacrosse Tournament.
- On May 11-12, the Squad participated in a multi-county task force providing EMS coverage for the Joint Base Airshow at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.
- On May 12, the Squad hosted training on Geriatric Emergencies.
- On May 15-17, two Squad members attended an Operational Response to Hazardous Material/Weapon of Mass Destruction Incidents course in Old Bridge, NJ.
- On May 17, Squad members participated in the West Patterson/Woodland Park 100th Anniversary Parade.
- On May 26, the Squad's ambulances were in the Jackson Township Memorial Day Parade. Ambulances 225, 226, and 227, along with the supervisor vehicle (229) were all present and staffed.
- On May 31, the Squad provided an ambulance for a Karate Tournament at Jackson Liberty High School.
The First Aid Squad is staffed by members of the community, many of whom are Jackson residents assisting their friends and neighbors. Since 1953, the First Aid Squad has provided emergency medical assistance to the people of Jackson on a volunteer basis. If you are interested in learning more about joining us, would like to make a donation, or need an ambulance standby for an event, please contact the Squad building any night after 6pm.