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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Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 2:26pm
Third active shooter incident in two days, this one in Maryland. Bystanders in nearby buildings assisted the injured during the incident, including attempts to stop bleeding. https://t.co/eYU8iT62mj #activeshooter
Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 12:03pm
Active shooter events and high-threat incidents are the new reality. Is it time we face this new reality and equip and train personnel appropriately? https://t.co/Diz4XNb8Lm @MeaEscott
Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 8:51am
A city in Central Illinois is scrambling to fill the gap in services that could open up as a result of a local ambulance provider closing its doors. https://t.co/ZPWFwZgSrB https://t.co/QuMFZCTvE5 jemsconnect photo
Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 4:52pm
A Westmoreland County, Virginia, ambulance was transporting a patient to the hospital with lights and siren activated. As the ambulance entered the intersection, it struck a Volvo sedan and a Nissan van. https://t.co/j39mC1RxAL

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