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East Brunswick Rescue Squad has its first NARCAN Save

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The East Brunswick
Rescue Squad

“Neighbors Helping Neighbors Since 1952.”

 

Contact:                                                                                                For Immediate Release

John Hosie                                                                                                           Dec. 4th, 2014

732‑387-8388

pr@ebrs.org

This release is available at press.ebrs.org

 

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East Brunswick Rescue Squad has its first NARCAN Save

Squad’s Quick Action Saved a Life!

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The East Brunswick Rescue Squad had its first NARCAN save which occurred last weekend.   East Brunswick Police, South River Police along with the East Brunswick Rescue Squad responded to a 911 call of an unresponsive woman in a local business parking lot on Old Bridge Turnpike. Officers found the woman slumped over the wheel in a parked car unresponsive with very shallow breathing. The East Brunswick Rescue Squad arrived and crew members 1st Lieutenant AJ Steinhart, EMT Matt Ackerman, 3rd EMT Alana Barouch and Cadet Yun-Yu Liu immediately took over patient care. The crew quickly recognized that the woman’s condition might be a result of a possible drug overdose and they administered a dose of NARCAN via a nasal atomizer. NARCAN (Naloxone) is a drug used to reverse the effects of opiate based drugs.  Within a minute, the women’s breathing stabilized and she regained consciousness. She was transported by the East Brunswick Rescue Squad to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick along with RWJ Paramedics and was released the following day.

The East Brunswick Rescue Squad started carrying NARCAN on their ambulances back in July 2014 after Governor Christie empowered state certified EMTs to carry and use NARCAN. The squad held multiple training sessions that instructed members on how and when to use NARCAN according to John Hosie who is the Rescue Squad’s Captain. “People who use opiate based drugs such as heroin take a high risk of going into respiratory and cardiac arrest,” continued Hosie. “These types of overdoses are becoming more common and having a “tool” such as NARCAN will definitely save more lives.”

About the East Brunswick Rescue Squad

The East Brunswick Rescue Squad is incorporated as a non‑profit, volunteer‑run organization funded by charitable contributions. Its national‑ and state‑certified EMTs provide pre‑hospital trauma and medical life support to East Brunswick. Marking its 62nd anniversary this year, the squad’s 60‑plus riding members answered 1,742 calls and contributed 19,378 hours of volunteer time in 2013. EBRS’ coverage area includes the township’s 23.5 square miles and the New Jersey Turnpike. The East Brunswick Rescue Squad maintains a website at www.ebrs.org.   Donations can be made directly at this site or 346 Cranbury Rd. East Brunswick, NJ 08816, Attn: Donations

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Enjoy a Short Stack for a Tall Cause

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A TASTE OF CENTRAL JERSEY

Sponsored by the Central Jersey Business Alliance, this annual fund raiser will benefit the East Brunswick Rescue Squad!
Thursday, May 15 • 6 – 8 PM • Playhouse 22
721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick
Tickets are tax deductible!
A minimum $15 donation (per person) includes:
(Children under the age of 12 are FREE)

Delicious appetizers, entrees & desserts, offered by over a dozen Central Jersey Restaurants who will be showcasing their food.
AND…
• Beverages provided by the East Brunswick Rescue Squad.
• Central Jersey businesses will be featured!
• Door Prizes, including tickets to a performance at Playhouse 22!
Please come and help the East Brunswick Rescue Squad.
Please call the Central Jersey Business Alliance at
(732) 690-5496 for information.
www.InCentralJersey.com
Participating Restaurants Include: Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Chili’s Grill & Bar Colonial Diner East Brunswick Chinese Restaurant
Hooters Jacks Corner Market La Tavola Cucina Ristorante
Magnifico’s Ice Cream Mancini Pizza Sandy’s Luncheonette & Pizza
Seville Diner Sunny Palace Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery Twin Oaks Caterers

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East Brunswick Rescue Squad Blood Drive Sat. Aug 31st.

The East Brunswick Rescue Squad
346 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Reply to: The East Brunswick Rescue Squad
346 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Tel: (732) 238-8739 x6
Fax: (732) 238-7887

Attention: John Hosie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25th 2013
East Brunswick Rescue Squad Blood Drive Sat. Aug 31st.
Blood Drive with Mets Tickets Give Away!
Saturday, August 31, 2013 – 10:00am to 2:30pm at East Brunswick Rescue Squad, 346 Cranbury Road.
Please help ease end-of-summer blood shortages! All donors will receive a pair of tickets to an upcoming Mets game. Please – your help is needed during this holiday weekend when there are few blood drives and many folks are away.
Questions? Call 1-800-933-2566 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org.

You can also set up an appointment online directly by going to: http://tinyurl.com/ebrescue-drive
Thank you!

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East Brunswick Rescue Squad EMTs Drill with Crystal Springs Lifeguards

Members of the East Brunswick Rescue Squad participated in a joint training drill today with lifeguards of the East Brunswick Crystal Springs Family Aquatic Center. “Three different drill scenarios were developed such that members of each organization could practice their individual skills while experiencing the coordination aspects of working with an outside organization,” said John Roche, Lead Manager of Crystal Springs. “Crystal Springs has over 120 highly trained and certified lifeguards,” continued Roche. “We take our guest’s safety very seriously and doing joint training exercises helps our staff better prepare for any emergency.”
John Hosie, Captain of EBRS commented, “The only way we can keep our skill set sharp is to continually drill and train. Working alongside the lifeguards of Crystal Springs gives the unique experience for members of both organizations to educate and become familiar with each other’s emergency response procedures,” continued Hosie.

Lifeguards from Crystal Springs and EMTs from EBRS drilling together poolside.

Lifeguards from Crystal Springs and EMTs from EBRS drilling together poolside.

More information about each of these organizations can be found at their respective web sites.  The East Brunswick Rescue Squad website is at www.ebrs.org. Crystal Spring’s web site can be found at http://www.eastbrunswick.org/crystalsprings

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