Friday, January 25, 2013
Veteran volunteer public safety workers take on new leadership roles.
Springfield's First Aid Squad welcomed five new crew chiefs to its roster at the Township Committee meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The five new crew chiefs, Stu Maslow, Richard Raymond, Shira Raymond, Jeremey Salow and Shane Ronan, are all veteran members of the squad with years of experience responding to emergencies and saving lives. Before they sworn in, First Aid Squad Captain Apu Mullick explained that crew chiefs are essentially shift supervisors and extolled the qualifications of each new chief. With them in place, the First Aid Squad has a total of 18 crew chiefs. The crew chief candidates were required to pass oral and written exams testing their knowledge and proficiency. “We went from thirteen to eighteen crew chiefs,” squad …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
They respond to your 9-1-1 calls and provide medical aid wherever, whenever, and for whatever you need.
You walk into the kitchen, ready to grab a cup of coffee and start the day. But when you turn around, you notice your spouse sitting in a chair, bent over and unable to stand up, complaining of sharp, continuous chest pains. Without thinking, you dial 9-1-1. You worry about how long it will take for help to arrive and what might be happening to your loved one. Is it a heart attack? When the ambulance pulls up just a few moments later, you see the words "Springfield First Aid Squad" and breathe a sigh of relief. In comes the trained crew of emergency medical technicians with equipment in tow. They gather information, load your spouse into the ambulance, and drive up to Overlook Medical Center without delay to transfer care to the …
Friday, May 13, 2011
Or for that matter, how well do you know the Springfield First Aid Squad?
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Fred Ostry
Friday, May 13, 2011
10 North Trivett Avenue. You drive by it as we all do traveling up or down Mountain Avenue. You pass the library and before you know it you see Town Hall. You never give 10 North Trivett Avenue a second glance. Ask anybody in town where the fire house is, and they know; the police department, and they know that, too. But where is the building that is home to the Springfield First Aid Squad? Well, it is not a very impressive building. Owned by the First Aid Squad, it's a a small kind of white very tired looking aluminum siding. Double driveway, small front porch. Up until last week not much to look at from the inside either. Carpeting worn thin buy members, as well as others who have held events in the building including Mended Hearts and S…