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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Wes Ogilvie, MPA, JD, NRP, LP, and Winnie Maggiore, JD, NRP, explore the legal ramifications of EMS personnel who freelance by providing services at events where they're not part of a recognized EMS service, and have no physician supervision: https://t.co/M8aZ79cDGX
Last November, Ada County Paramedics responded to a 9-1-1 call after a vehicle struck Robert Savage on his motorcycle, propelling him 35 feet down a hill. After a lengthy healing process, Savage wants to thank the paramedics who saved his life: https://t.co/yFUhnZmgyD https://t.co/UgzezTIsMC
A modern approach to basic airway management: From patient positioning and administering oxygen to CPAP, proper BVM technique and even supraglottic devices, learn the best evidence-based techniques and tools to manage basic airways: https://t.co/N8jnO3RgHu https://t.co/CCaSpA7w67