On June 16, 2017, LCFAS gratefully accepted a generous donation of $1325 from the students, parents, faculty and staff of Mt. Prospect School. The money was collected through a coin drive conducted by the PTO. Because we rely entirely on donations to buy, equip and operate our ambulances and train our members, their donation will help us continue our tradition of volunteer service to the community. We thank everyone at Mt. Prospect for their support – and we also thank the PTO for somehow turning all those coins into an easy-to-carry check!
GREAT NEWS FOR EVERYONE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING!
We are a 100% volunteer organization dedicated to meeting the emergency medical services needs of our neighbors 24/7. And we really need additional volunteers to join us so that we can continue to serve.
We’re happy to announce that an EMT training class will be offered at our squad building starting on September 5, 2017. Class will meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening and one Saturday per month. The course is offered by EMT Somerset, a state-authorized EMS teaching agency. Please visit www.emtsomerset.com for more information about the course and enrollment.
Many people who consider joining tell us that the schedule and location of other EMT classes offered in the state don’t meet their needs. The schedule and location of the course being offered at our building should be especially suitable for recent retirees, work-at-home or stay-at-home adults, and parents who want to set a great example of community service for their kids to follow.
No medical experience is needed, the skills you’ll learn in the EMT class will be valuable, and the satisfaction you can get by joining a volunteer squad and helping your neighbors when they need it most is priceless.
Contact us by email () to learn more about joining the Liberty Corner First Aid Squad. If you live in our territory, we’ll guide you through the simple application process and help you enroll in the class. If you live in a nearby area we’ll help put you in touch with the volunteer squad that serves your community.
Four members (Elaine French, Charlotte Flohl, Fred Miller & Phil Lai-Len), attended the funeral of Yadira Arroyo, the FDNY EMT, who was recently killed in the line of duty in the Bronx New York.
The members started their day at 4:45, meeting at the building and leaving for the Meadowlands to convoy with other New Jersey EMS units. They arrived in the Bronx at 7:30 for the 11 AM service. They stood at attention, saluting the ambulance carrying EMT Arroyo as it passed. Following that, the FDNY broadcasted the service over speakers posted on the street.
The service ended at 2pm and the EMTs again honored Arroyo. The group headed home, arriving back at the building at 4:15, it was a long but stirring day; there was hardly a dry eye in the street when the bagpipers marched by, or when the bugler played taps.
It was a pleasure for our members to honor a fellow EMT who devoted her life to service the people of her city.
We’re pleased and honored that TD Bank selected LCFAS to be a recipient of the “Bring Change” program administered by TD Charitable Foundation to support worthy local volunteer organizations. All day on August 19, the staff at the TD Bank Liberty Corner Store explained the mission and needs of the squad to their customers and encouraged them to make donations to the squad. At the end of the day, those donations – supplemented by a very generous donation from TD Charitable Foundation – were presented to LCFAS by Store Manager Jeannie Williams and her colleagues.
We are grateful to TD Bank and the many other local businesses who go out of their way to support the community’s volunteer emergency services first responders. Their financial contributions help make it possible for us to continue to serve our neighbors, and their acknowledgement of our efforts makes it even more fulfilling to respond whenever the need arises.
Liberty Corner First Aid Squad members had the privilege of participating with Liberty Corner Fire Company and the Bernards Township Police Department in an awards ceremony hosted by ADT Security Services on December 22, 2015. The ADT LifeSaver Award event recognized the quick and effective teamwork among ADT’s monitoring service personnel and Township first responders in averting a potentially-serious carbon monoxide emergency that occurred recently at a local residence. The carbon monoxide condition was detected by the homeowners’ ADT monitoring system while occupants of the house were asleep. As part of the ceremony, ADT made a generous grant of $5000 to LCFAS, which will help our volunteer squad continue to provide emergency medical services to our neighbors free of charge.
On the afternoon of January 19, 2015, the Liberty Corner Fire Company (Station 40) was dispatched to a working house fire on Acken Road. Two ambulances from the Liberty Corner First Aid Squad (Squad 56) responded as well to provide support and rehab services to all companies on scene, including Station 40, Station 20, and Station 59. LCFAS transported one injured firefighter to an area hospital, where he was released the same day. More information about the incident is available from the Basking Ridge Patch.
During the monthly meeting, Captain Leslie Ludlow distributed “Stork Pins” to several members as well as responding police officers for delivering a baby on a recent call.
It is not that common that the squad delivers a baby on a call (once every several years), so this moment is very special for those involved.