EMTs Jonathan Norrell & Liam Noonan represented Wanamassa First Aid Squad today at the Tunnel to Towers Foundation 5K Run New York City. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations to our team. Great job Jon and Liam!
Students from the Ocean Township Intermediate School Hope Club presented the first responders at the Wanamassa First Aid Squad with handmade Valentine's Day cards. We are all grateful for the beautiful cards and are reminded how wonderful our community is. Thank you Ocean Township Intermediate School Hope Club students! The Valentine's Day cards are displayed on our building for everyone to enjoy.
Cub Scout Pack 143 visited the Wanamassa First Aid Squad for a tour of the building and our ambulances. The scouts learned about an average day in the life of an EMT, how to become one, and the training required. A lesson in shock was provided to the scouts as they work towards earning their first aid badges. EMTs Charlie Tjandra and Sydney Woolley took a picture with Cub Scout Pack 143 at the end of the evening.
On Sunday, September 25, 2022, Wanamassa First Aid Squad attended the Township of Ocean Fall Fest 2022 at Joe Palaia Park. EMTs showcased ambulance 37-2-56 and its equipment along side Wanamassa Fire Company. Tours of the ambulance and fire trucks were provided for families and friends in attendance. A great time was had by all and Wanamassa First AId Squad looks forward to seeing everyone next year.
EMT Sydney Woolley, PO G. Palanco, and EMT Michal Kalisz at Joe Palaia Park for the Township of Ocean Fall Fest 2022.
EMTs Robin Latham and Meghan Fisher pose for a picture with a future EMT that was excited to meet them while on line at Broad Street Dough Co.
EMT Meghan Fisher gives a tour to a visitor at the EMS Building.
Ocean Twp. Elementary 4th grade Girl Scout Troop visited Wanamassa First Aid Squad today for a tour of the ambulances and a first aid lesson. After the troop learned first aid, EMTs Charlie Tjandra, Sydney Woolley, and Rachel Singleton assisted them with building their own first aid kits. Thank you for coming to visit and for the cookies.
On April 28, 2021, Wanmassa First Squad visited Girl Scout Brownie Troop 231 to educate the girls in first aid and . The troop was shown how to use different first aid supplies and each built there own first aid kit. The lesson was completed with a tour of the ambulance and equipment. EMTs Evyatar Kanik and Michal Kalisz demonstrated how to secure a patient on the stretcher for transport.
September 18, 2021 - Ocean Township resident and Emmy award winner, Daniel ‘Trail Mix’ Wekselblatt showed his appreciation for Ocean Township Police Officers and members of the Wanamassa First Aid Squad. Pictured behind them are his famous, 13-foot sunflowers, which he plants each year. He offers residents the opportunity to continue the tradition and plant their own with his free home-made seed planting kits. We wish Dan and his wife the best on their retirement following the sale of their home of 27 years. From Left to Right: EMS Supervisor B. Levitzki, EMT M. Kalisz, Daniel Wekselblatt, Officer K. Delanoy, and Officer C. Larisson.
From “The Coaster” newspaper November 19, 2020
On November 19, 2020, EMS Supervisor Brad Levitzki and EMT Michal Kalisz of the Wanmassa First Squad visited Girl Scout Brownie Troop 60237 to educate the girls in first aid. After their talk, demonstrations and a tour of their ambulance, the two first responders handed out supplies to each Girl Scout to create their very own first aid kits. The two squad members explained how to use each of the supplies in their individual kits. The girls all earned their first aid badges. Tracey Anders, Troop Leaders, called the two squad members "true examples of heros in our community and we are so grateful to have had them at our meeting."
From RWJ Barnabas Health at rwjh.org October 23, 2020
Wanamassa First Aid Squad’s Brad Levitzki, EMS Supervisor, and Patrick Burns, EMT, gather near their rig with members of the MMC staff and Medical Explorers Post #175.
Monmouth Medical Center Medical Explorers Get Hands-On EMT Trauma Assessment Experience
LONG BRANCH, NJ, October 23, 2020 − Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) Explorer Post #175 learned about basic field trauma assessments performed by EMT’s, as well as basic and advanced life support, during a special program held in an outdoor area of the hospital on October 22.
Members of the Wanamassa First Aid Squad led the information session, which included an ambulance staging area and a discussion of the gear carried on the rig. Additionally, clinical staff from the hospitaldiscussed the care of COVID-19 patients in the ICU, and had a ventilator on hand for the Explorers to view and learn about. Infection Control and Safety procedures followed by the hospital staff were reviewed as well.
From left to right; EMT Kyra Baumstark, Sam Garfunkle of Timberlane Inc., and EMT Lisa Degurski.
On April 6, 2020 the Wanamassa First Aid Squad received a donation of face shields from Sam Garfunkle of Timberlane Inc. Garfunkle's company switched to making face masks for healthcare and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The face masks will help the Wanamassa First Aid Squad to continue providing service to the community while remaining safe throughout the pandemic.