Funeral of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo

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.

FDNY Funeral Procession Arroyo  LCFAS at Arroyo Funeral

TD Bank “Brings Change” to Liberty Corner First Aid Squad

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.

LCFAS Honored in ADT Livesaver Awards Ceremony

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.

2015 Memorial Day Parade

Following the annual tradition, the Liberty Corner First Aid Squad marched in the 2015 Memorial Day parade along side the Liberty Corner Fire Company and the Basking Ridge Fire Company #1. This day was special as a memorial for the late Marine Corps Capt. Stanford H. Shaw III was held. Captain Shaw was a Basking Ridge native who died after a United States Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter crashed near Eglin, Florida. LCFAS thanks all who serve on this Memorial Day.

LCFAS Responds to Acken Rd Fire

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.

Family Fun Night

Bernards Township’s annual Family Fun Night was held this past week at Harry Dunham Park. Neighborhood families came out with children both young and old to participate in exciting games and events. The Liberty Corner First Aid Squad, along with the Liberty Corner Fire Company, were invited to showcase their apparatus. EMT Fentress is shown in the image below teaching the next generation of EMTs about our ambulance.

EMT Fentress Showing Off The Rigs

The Stork Club

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.

Responding Police Officers EMT Lai-Len Holding The Newly Delivered Baby