Thursday, May 16, 2013
5th annual fundraiser features a weekend of courses and programs hosted by First Aid Squad
The Maplewood First Aid Squad (FAS) hosts its 5th Annual CPR and First Aid Training Marathon on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 at the squad on 129 Boyden Avenue in Maplewood. Throughout the weekend, squad members will conduct multiple CPR, first aid and safety training programs. Take advantage of their excellent instructors, multi-media presentations and hands-on practice materials as you learn the skills needed to possibly save a life. Participants may take as many courses as they like. Here is more information: Course Location: Maplewood First Aid Squad 129 Boyden Avenue Maplewood, NJ 07040 How to Register: by phone at (973) 761-1075 or on the web via our Contact Page - select CPR Marathon Please specify the courses you are …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Squad seeks donations to fund its all-volunteer services.
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Thursday, April 25
The Maplewood First Aid Squad (MFAS) is conducting its annual fundraising drive, according to President LaVerne Peterson. Mailers will be appearing soon in residents' mailboxes. Here is information about the squad's activities. The MFAS is a volunteer ambulance service that never charges for its services. It is dependent on contributions from individuals and organizations. "When you’re having trouble breathing or a heart issue, time is critical," said Peterson. In a 2012 Patch article, Peterson said it cost about $30,000 to run the squad last year, which was reduced from its previous budget of $46,000. Donations will help cover the purchase of new equipment, vehicle maintenance, electricity and heat for the building, and replacement …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Driver escapes with minor injuries; passenger is uninjured.
A woman was injured when a car she was driving veered off the road and struck a tree at Parker Avenue and Peachtree Road early Thursday morning, according to Capt. Joseph Callaghan of the Maplewood Fire Department. The woman and a passenger were on their way home from work when the car, a Honda Accord veered off the road, struck a tree and overturned, said Callaghan. The passenger was able to get out of the car through the rear window, but the driver was trapped in her seat, he said. The Fire Department, Maplewood Police Department and Maplewood First Aid Squad responded to the scene, and were able to remove the driver from the car without using pneumatic rescue tools. The driver might have fallen asleep at the wheel, said Callaghan, who…
Saturday, December 29, 2012
No major injuries reported, according to Fire Department.
Four people suffered minor injuries when two cars collided early Saturday morning, sending one car careening into a house on Rutgers Street, according to Capt. Joseph Callaghan of the Maplewood Fire Department. The cars crashed into each other on Rutgers Street near Lexington Avenue at 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, said Callaghan. One car careened into a house, while the other came to rest on a lawn next to the same house, he said. The fire department and the Maplewood First Aid Squad helped the four people out of the cars, said Callaghan. All four people had minor injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation, and the house suffered minor damage, he said.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Maplewood First Aid Squad hosts Beatlemania Now on Sept. 29.
The Maplewood First Aid Squad will present “Beatlemania Now”, a musical tribute to The Beatles, on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Maplewood Middle School auditorium. This is the second year the squad has presented Beatlemania. The cast plays over 15 different guitars and performs 30 classic hits starting with songs from the Ed Sullivan era, the Sgt. Pepper album and ending up at Abbey Road. "Last year's concert was great," said Pete Hauptman, treasurer of the squad. "It was great to see people in their 70s jumping up and down and dancing with teenage kids." The Maplewood First Aid Squad is a volunteer organization that provides free emergency medical services to the citizens and visitors of Maplewood. The Benefit Concert will …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
South Orange Rescue Squad President Ken Greene reaches out to his Maplewood counterparts.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
South Orange Rescue Squad (SORS) President Kenneth P. Greene has written this letter to the residents of South Orange and Maplewood to offer the South Orange Rescue Squad's support to Maplewood and thank the residents of both towns for their support of both squads. In the July 26th edition of the News-Record, I was interviewed regarding the Maplewood First Aid Squad's difficulties. Upon reading the article, I feel it is necessary to clarify a few items mentioned in the piece. The South Orange Rescue Squad has always responded when called upon in Maplewood and continues to do so. So far this year, it has been nearly 90 times. In the past five years, we have done so over 850 times. In that same period, we have not needed or received …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Without the public's help to get more personnel and donations, the First Aid Squad could shut down, organizers warn.
When First Aid Squad Capt. Bruce Mandel died from a massive heart attack last year, it was demoralizing blow to the Maplewood First Aid Squad, volunteers say. After he died, some volunteers resigned and new people had not yet taken over, explained squad President LaVerne Peterson. As a result, the squad has had to cut back on its hours and manpower. Now, the squad responds to calls five days a week, instead of seven. So the Maplewood First Aid Squad – which is funded entirely by donations - is asking the public for financial and personnel support. Peterson said the squad’s most pressing issue right now is raising money for radios. A single radio costs $1,500 and the squad needs four. According to Peterson, it cost about $30,000 to run the …