ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS FIRST RESPONDERS RESPOND TO A BOATER IN DISTRESS DURING A WATER RESCUE TRAINING EXERCISE

First responders from the Atlantic Highlands First Aid and Atlantic Highlands Fire Department responded to a boater in distress call during a large-scale water rescue drill Sunday, June 25. An emergency call for a vessel taking on water as it headed to the Leonardo...
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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS FIRST AID & SAFETY SQUAD PROVIDES MULTIPLE WAYS FOR RESIDENTS TO SUPPORT THE ORGANIZATION’S ANNUAL FUND DRIVE

The Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad this week kicked off its annual fund drive and is offering more ways than ever for area residents to show their support the all-volunteer emergency medical services organization. Once again, the squad is offering...
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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS FIRE DEPARTMENT AND ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS FIRST AID SQUAD JOINT ICE RESCUE TEAM TRAINS IN LONG BRANCH

Two dozen members of the Atlantic Highlands Fire Department and Atlantic Highlands First Aid Squad’s joint Ice rescue team spent Sunday, January 23, 2018 training for ice and cold-water rescues at the Long Branch Ice Boat & Yacht Club in Long Branch, N.J. Team...
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Welcome to the online home of the award-winning, all-volunteer Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad, where you'll be able to find the latest news involving the squad and around the EMS world, 24/7.

We’ve been around since 1929 and staffed by dedicated volunteers, who give their time to deliver free, around-the-clock emergency medical and rescue services to the borough. Indeed, 2015 marks our 85th year in service.

We respond to everything from minor falls, cuts, skinned knees, broken arms and car crashes.

Think it’s all blood and guts? Think again.

While squad members occasionally do handle those sorts of calls, a majority of our emergencies do not involve blood, guts or even ugly stuff. However, what every call does involve is our passionate members providing an essential, high-quality service to the community.

Take a moment to look around, click through to some of the links, and meet some of the men and women who make the AHFAS what it is today. More important, see how you can become a part of this dynamic organization and give back to your community.

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 6:06pm
Ambulance running lights and siren collides with car in intersection in Delaware. EMTs reported to be OK. Is running with lights and siren too risky (some links to thoughtful debate are included in the article). Stay safe out there! https://t.co/QxOj9L2wni https://t.co/WWVbJ7YV1e jemsconnect photo
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 3:48pm
The #vehicleattack on London's Parliament underscores the importance of being prepared for a vehicle to be used as a weapon. This article is an in-depth look at lessons learned from the 2016 Christmas market attack in Berlin, Germany. https://t.co/FxPvEO0wal https://t.co/R4Na8cWdaE jemsconnect photo
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 2:23pm
A small fleet of ambulances and first responders rushed to the site of a bus crash about two hours from Ecuador's capital, Quito. The bus rolled over four times, killing at least 24 people and injuring 19 while smashing into several houses along a highway. https://t.co/FmBx66c3Uy https://t.co/SYvJ6kVE53 jemsconnect photo
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 12:44pm
Vehicle Attack in Britain: Eyewitnesses said the car was traveling at high speed when it hit pedestrians and cyclists, then crashed into a barrier designed to protect from a vehicle attack. Two people were transported and one was treated on scene. https://t.co/vHh6i06vyC https://t.co/af9YnZCWLv jemsconnect photo
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 10:25am
JEMS Editorial Board Member and @EMSTODAY speaker @romduck helped design this new sepsis education video and training module for EMS, available today from @SepsisAlliance. Endorsed by @NAEMSEpgh and @NAEMSP https://t.co/SgQfzpvff8 https://t.co/83mgj9o2Nw jemsconnect photo

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