Members of the Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad, Atlantic Highlands Mayor Fred Rast, borough officials as well as friends and family turned out recently to honor the dedicated service of life members Walter Curry and Beverly Glynn to the all-volunteer squad.
Curry was honored for his 50 years of service to the AHFAS, while Glynn was honored for her 30 years of service.
Rast read a Borough proclamation noting their work for the squad and the borough. Rast said the work of dedicated volunteers like Glynn and Curry are what makes Atlantic Highlands “a wonderful town.”
Curry joined the squad in 1963 and is currently the treasurer. He’s also been a squad captain, president and held multiple other positions. Glynn joined in 1983 and is currently the assistant secretary. She’s also a past captain, and has held a variety of other positions in the organization as well.
Glynn and Curry were presented certificates acknowledging their commitment to service from the New Jersey State First Aid Council, the organization that represents many volunteer EMS agencies in the state.
Members of the Glynn and Curry families were on hand for the event.
“It has been a pleasure. It’s been a lot of fun,” Curry said after receiving his award.
“I also really have to thank my family,” he continued, “because they have missed out on a lot of things because I was on a first aid call or a fire call.”
For more than 80 years, the Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad has been providing free emergency medical and rescue services to the borough. The all-volunteer organization operates on donations from the community. Follow the squad at www.facebook.com/AHFIRSTAID or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AHFIRSTAID. For information call (732) 291-8118.