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Community Night Out on Saturday, August 17, 2013

East Brunswick Emergency Services personnel, consisting of the Police Department, all three (3) volunteer Fire Departments and the volunteer Rescue Squad, will hold a Community Night Out on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 3:00pm to 9:00pm at the Community Arts Center at 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. All of the Emergency Service organizations place great importance on giving back to the community that they serve, and as such, are holding an event to raise proceeds to benefit East Brunswick recreational programs for the youth and community of East Brunswick.

The public is invited to enjoy rides, food, a Tricky Tray, and a Super 50/50. There will be two (2) FREE concerts in the outdoor amphitheater performed by ~ NJ’s Most Wanted and Tequila Rose. There will be a unique opportunity to meet and speak with police officers, fire fighters, and emergency medical personnel while exploring some of the vehicles and equipment they all use.

The East Brunswick Emergency Organizations being represented are:
• East Brunswick Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 98 (EB Police Superior Officers)
• East Brunswick Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) Local 145 (EB Police Officers)
• East Brunswick Fire District #1 (Old Bridge Volunteer Fire Company)
• East Brunswick Fire District #2 (Independent Fire Company)
• East Brunswick Fire District #3 (Brookview Volunteer Fire Company)
• East Brunswick Rescue Squad

Please share this information with your East Brunswick family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors so that everyone is aware of this fantastic event!

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East Brunswick Rescue Squad Receives a $5,000 Check

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The East Brunswick Business Alliance (EBBA) and Mayor Stahl (a $1000 donation from the township was included in the check) presented members of the East Brunswick Rescue Squad (EBRS) with a check for $5,026. The donation was the result of a fundraiser – A Taste of East Brunswick, which took place in April to benefit the Rescue Squad. “This fundraiser was a huge success where our town’s residents, businesses and the squad all benefited,” said John Hosie, EBRS Captain. “Our town’s Rescue Squad relies solely on donations to fund our operations,” continued Hosie. “Without our residents’ and business owners’ continued support, we would not be able to serve our township’s EMS needs.” The East Brunswick Rescue Squad maintains a website at www.ebrs.org. Donations are being accepted and can be made directly at www.ebrs.org or mailed to: 346 Cranbury Rd. East Brunswick, NJ 08816, Attn: Donations.

Pictured above (l-r) are: Mayor Stahl, John Hosie (EBRS Captain), Shari Mammano and Spiro Hadjiyerou (EBBA), Sandy Ghobraiel (EBRS VP), Marv Goodman (EBBA President) and Sandy Roth (EBRS President).

Pictured above (l-r) are: Mayor Stahl, John Hosie (EBRS Captain), Shari Mammano and Spiro Hadjiyerou (EBBA), Sandy Ghobraiel (EBRS VP), Marv Goodman (EBBA President) and Sandy Roth (EBRS President).

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2013 Cadet Scholarship – Recipient Plans on Becoming a Medical Examiner

East Brunswick Rescue Squad
2013 Cadet Scholarship
Recipient Plans on Becoming a Medical Examiner
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. — East Brunswick Rescue Squad Cadet Janvi Shama has been awarded the Herbert Gross Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is granted annually in memory of Herbert Gross by his widow Ingre Gross in conjunction with the East Brunswick Rescue Squad.

“Herb was an extremely valuable member,” said Mary Kerslake a 39-year veteran of the Squad. “He was exceptionally good at raising funds, and we could really use someone with his capabilities right now. We rely 100% on donations. “

Janvi Sharma, who is 18 years old, will be attending TCNJ this fall as a biology major, and hopes to move on to medical school and one day become a medical examiner.

“In all honesty, I am definitely nervous about stepping into a new chapter of my life. But I believe that the last 18 years have prepared me for what lies ahead,” Janvi said, and then added, “I can say I am truly honored to have received it. The squad has given me knowledge, and more importantly the experience that I would not be able to get elsewhere. I consider myself lucky to be able to say that I am a member of the East Brunswick Rescue Squad.”

The East Brunswick Rescue Squad is a 100% volunteer organization that responds to all medical emergencies – everything from heart attacks to motor vehicle accidents with injuries. With the same training as those who charge for their services, during 2012 members donated 20,736 hours of their personal time to respond to 1,816 emergency calls for help.

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E.B. Rescue Squad’s April Fools’ Day Baby Fools All

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The East Brunswick Rescue Squad
“Neighbors Helping Neighbors Since 1952.”

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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: 

  • Fred Beisser is the Chief Trustee and a life member at the squad putting more than 950 hours last year alone. This is his third delivery.
  • Sue Bender-Klein is the Four Year Trustee, volunteering more than 400 hours last year. This is her fourth delivery.
  • Michael Cerame joined in December of 2012 and is already nearing the 200 hour mark. This is his first delivery.
  • Sheldon Lee joined in November of 2012 as a first aider. This is his first delivery.

  • 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.

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    E.B. Rescue Squad gets a Significant Donation from the E.B. Women’s Club

    Pictured (right to left) are: Peggy Crawford and Ann Marie Broehl of the East Brunswick Women’s club presenting a check to Fred Beisser, Captain, and John Hosie, Assistant Captain of the East Brunswick Rescue Squad.

    EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The East Brunswick Rescue Squad is the fortunate recipient of a one thousand dollar donation from the East Brunswick Women’s club. This donation enabled the Rescue Squad to purchase new jump kit and oxygen kit bags. “The newer configuration bags are better organized and easier for us to carry during calls.” said John Hosie, Assistant Captain of the squad, “These kits contain most of the essential life saving equipment and supplies needed for the kinds of medical emergencies that the rescue squad responds to.”

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