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The East Brunswick Rescue Squad
“Neighbors Helping Neighbors Since 1952.”
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. Last Monday evening, April 1st, at approximately 11:05pm, the East Brunswick Rescue Squad was dispatched to an emergency call for a woman who was possibly going to be giving birth. The Monday night rescue squad ambulance crew consisted of Susan Bender-Klein, Fred Beisser, Michael Cerame, and Sheldon Lee.
In route to the call, the ambulance crew was told that the patient was approximately 30 to 31 weeks into the pregnancy. When the crew arrived, they were met by three police officers, family members and the patient outside the residence. “We brought the woman into the ambulance and proceeded to assess her condition” said EMT Beisser. The crew then proceeded to make their way to the hospital and was traveling down Ryders Lane when EMT Bender-Klein asked the driver to pull over into the WaWa Parking lot on Ryders Lane and Milltown Road. A few minutes later, the crew delivered a baby boy. Since the baby was estimated to be about 8 weeks premature, medics were dispatched to assist should any complications arise.
“This baby was determined to make an appearance on April Fools’ Day and he successfully fooled everyone including the family, EMTs and paramedics in doing so,” said John Hosie, the squad’s captain. “The Monday night crew has lots of experience delivering babies. In December 2011 Fred and Sue delivered a baby boy on the way to the hospital as well. Baby deliveries are rare for us in East Brunswick as we are very close to local hospitals,” Hosie added.
With medics on board, mother, father, and baby were driven to St. Peter’s University Hospital where they were met by a myriad of medical personnel from the hospital. “Care was turned over to the hospital staff and the rescue squad crew returned to our quarters feeling totally elated after helping to bring a new child into this world,” reported EMT Beisser.
About the Crew:
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 60th anniversary last year, the squad’s 90 plus riding members contributed over 15000 hours of volunteer time in 2012. 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.