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First Aid Squad

January 21, 2014 / Comments Off on First Aid Squad / Posted in: community

From their Web Site:

“We have been providing volunteer EMS and Rescue to the residents of Wayne New Jersey and neighboring towns since 1943, Celebrating our 67th year!

Born out of necessity, the Wayne Township Memorial First Aid Squad has grown over the past five decades to become an efficient, well-operated organization that responds to over four thousand calls each year. Back in 1942, Wayne Township suffered the loss of eight lives during the bitterly cold week of February 8-14. At that time, there was no local first aid squad, and ambulance services were provided by neighboring units in Pompton Lakes, Little Falls, and Cedar Grove, as well as by Paterson hospitals. Seeing the need to have a squad within the township, a group of concerned citizens took it upon themselves to establish a local ambulance corps, which became a reality one year later.

The Squad has come a long way in the more than sixty five years since the original “hearse” responded to its first call. Modern equipment, consisting of four modular ambulances and an emergency vehicle, highly-trained volunteers, and efficient communication systems, provide Wayne with the finest service by the men and women who give much time and effort to serve others.
Today, our squad operates 5 ambulances, 1 heavy rescue and 3 boats. In 2006, we answered over 4,500 calls.”

For more information visit: www.waynefas.com