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.
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.
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.
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.
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.