RPFAS To Visit Elementary Schools This Week

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Published: April 14, 2015 @ 6:00 PM EDT

The Roselle Park First Aid Squad (RPFAS), as part of a community outreach program, will be visiting the borough’s three (3) grammar schools this week.

Lead by Committee Chair Joey Regan, the RPFAS will be visiting Sherman, Robert Gordon, and EJF/Aldene schools on from April 15th – 17th to teach about 9-1-1 and EMS awareness as well as how to deal with emergency medical situations.

This program will help younger children understand what an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) does and not to be afraid when an ambulance comes to their homes. Members of RPFAS will be giving demonstrations to the older grades on what to do if someone is choking and how someone would be backboarded. During this time every grade will get the chance to go into the ambulance and explore the different equipment that might be used on a call.

The Roselle Park First Aid Squad is always looking for volunteers to help in providing emergency response care to the community. More information can be found on their Facebook page (link) or by visiting their station at 535 Laurel Avenue.