Holmdel First Aid Squad

Holmdel First Aid Squad Holmdel First Aid Squad is an all volunteer organization answering all 9-1-1 medical emergencies 24/7 Our squad is always looking for new members.
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We are an all-volunteer team of EMTs, Drivers, and high school aged Cadets who have the desire to help the residents of Holmdel in their time of need. Our organization was founded in 1969 with the belief that volunteers do a better, more compassionate job of caring for the sick or injured. The trained members of Holmdel First Aid respond to all kinds of calls for help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

, and 365 days a year. We take pride in our ability to save lives and comfort those who need treatment and transport to an area hospital. Our all-volunteer force never bills for our services or charge for our transports. We rely on the generous donations from our businesses and residents to operate. Our squad is as diverse as the residents who inhabit our township. With members from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds and age groups, we forge a strong bond to commit only the best emergency medical care. Our squad responded to over 1,600 calls for help last year. Many times we are responding to more than one emergency at a time. If you can commit to the time and have the desire to help, we will make sure you are trained to handle all types of emergencies. We invite you to tour our facilities & ambulances, meet our members, and join our squad family.

Members of Holmdel First Aid Squad will be attending Holmdel Township’s Memorial Day ceremony this morning. We remember ...
05/27/2024

Members of Holmdel First Aid Squad will be attending Holmdel Township’s Memorial Day ceremony this morning. We remember and honor those service men and women who gave their lives for our country.

We also would like to encourage the residents and guests of our town to make safe choices today as they attend gatherings with family and friends. Have a designated driver, wear seatbelts, and stay hydrated.

On Friday afternoon Holmdel First Aid Squad was dispatched to Telegraph Hill Road & Bethany Rd for a Car versus Bicyclis...
05/25/2024

On Friday afternoon Holmdel First Aid Squad was dispatched to Telegraph Hill Road & Bethany Rd for a Car versus Bicyclist collision. Ambulance 1857, Chief 1850, First Responder Vehicle 1855, along with 6 EMTs responded and were on scene in less than 3 minutes. Upon arrival, a JV patient was found near his e-bike. Luckily they wear wearing a helmet and only had non-life threatening injuries. The patient was transported to a local area hospital for further medical evaluation. We’d like to remind all our bicyclists young and old to always wear a helmet regardless of where you’re going or what roads you’ll travel. Helmets save lives.

For the final portion of our week-long public service announcement with the Monmouth County Police Chiefs Association, we’d like to go over some general safety tips – and the part parents play in ensuring their young riders are well-prepared for operating an electric bike.

While law enforcement officers are in charge of enforcing electric bicycle regulations, parents play a crucial role in ensuring a young cyclist’s safety. A large share of e-bike riders are under the age of 18. Parents need to ensure that safety starts at home, with the proper equipment and training. This includes the following:

• Helmets;
• Lights;
• Reflectors; and
• A proper understanding of the rules of the road and rider safety.

Why do we bring up the role of the parents? Because parents can also be issued a summons for actions by their children while on an e-bike. Fines can range anywhere from $20 to $2,000 for a single violation.

Holmdel First Aid Squad would like to recognize the ELEVEN (!!!) new EMTs on our squad, and congratulate them on success...
05/24/2024

Holmdel First Aid Squad would like to recognize the ELEVEN (!!!) new EMTs on our squad, and congratulate them on successfully completing their coursework and passing the NREMT Certification Exam! Recently, five Active members and six Cadets completed the NREMT course and obtained their EMT certifications. We celebrated last night with cake and ice cream in our new kitchen, and many of our new EMTs and other squad members were able to enjoy this accomplishment together. HFAS has not had such a large number of EMTs come through the program in such a short amount of time in many years. Here are some photos we received from their end of program recognition events, and our celebration last night! We wish our new EMTs all the best as they step into their new roles! Congratulations to Actives Mehr Gupta, Nick Mendes, Sandeep Mittal, Lilly Ronan, and Uzayr Wasif, and to Cadets Daniella Fulman, Eric Hong, Skylar Kang, Marcus Musilli, Adam Pusillo, and Alex Rokkos!

Holmdel First Aid Squad would like to give recognition to our dedicated volunteers during EMS Week. Our EMTs, Drivers, a...
05/20/2024

Holmdel First Aid Squad would like to give recognition to our dedicated volunteers during EMS Week. Our EMTs, Drivers, and Cadets attend countless hours of trainings annually to maintain the skills and knowledge required to continue to serve our community. Our squad responds to over 1,600 calls for emergency medical services each year— and we continue to see that number rise as time passes. Our members provide standby support services and participate in numerous community events held throughout the year. We would not be able to provide any aspect of our fully volunteer service without the dedicated individuals who make up our first aid squad. We thank you, and we appreciate all that you do for our community. To our mutual aid squads, we are grateful for you and our shared support of each others’ residents during times where calls for mutual aid services are needed. Happy EMS Week!

At approximately 1600 hours yesterday, Holmdel First Aid Squad was dispatched for a car into a building at the Chipotle ...
05/15/2024

At approximately 1600 hours yesterday, Holmdel First Aid Squad was dispatched for a car into a building at the Chipotle on Rt. 35. Although the vehicle significantly impacted the exterior wall of the structure, there were fortunately no injuries inside of the restaurant. The operator of the vehicle was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for further care. Holmdel Township Police Department and Holmdel Fire & Rescue Company #2 were on scene as well to assist with scene safety and management. Strong work to all involved!

At Tuesday’s Cadet meeting, our Cadets participated in a playground emergencies training. Our Cadets engaged in scenario...
05/13/2024

At Tuesday’s Cadet meeting, our Cadets participated in a playground emergencies training. Our Cadets engaged in scenarios replicating possible emergencies we may encounter on the various playgrounds in town. They worked the scenes from start to finish, from sizing up the scene, assessing the “patient” and providing care, planning removal from the playground, and bringing the “patients” to the ambulance for “transport”. Great job to our Cadets!

Holmdel First Aid Squad is committed to providing the best care possible for our patients using up-to-date trainings and...
05/07/2024

Holmdel First Aid Squad is committed to providing the best care possible for our patients using up-to-date trainings and the best equipment possible. HFAS recently purchased state-of-the-art Stryker Xpedition powered stair chairs with assistance from generous donations received from Mary Ellen Harris of the Golden Dome Foundation and from Holmdel Township. Holmdel First Aid Squad contributed funds raised from our donation fund drive to cover the remaining costs in order to ensure that all four of our ambulances have this incredible piece of equipment on board. These stair chairs are a significant upgrade from the manual stair chairs we have had on our ambulances up until this point. With these Xpedition stair chairs, our members will no longer be required to lift and support the weight of the chair and the patient on a staircase when assisting them during an emergency. Now, the automated treads will do all of the work to make this happen, and our crew members and patients will have a safer, smoother experience. As a bonus, these new stair chairs have the capability to go UP the stairs, not just down them! This will come in handy in split level homes as well as residences and businesses with emergencies in the basement. We are so grateful for the support and generosity that facilitated this enormous purchase, and are very excited to put these devices in service!

Early Tuesday morning, just after midnight, Holmdel First Aid Squad was dispatched to the Garden State Parkway in the ar...
04/30/2024

Early Tuesday morning, just after midnight, Holmdel First Aid Squad was dispatched to the Garden State Parkway in the area of 115.0 Northbound Express for a rollover motor vehicle crash involving a single vehicle. Ambulance 1856 and Chief vehicle 1850 responded. Holmdel Fire & Rescue Company #2 provided fire support services while our first aid crews were on scene. One patient was transported to a local area hospital with minor injuries. We would like to again use this opportunity to remind you to always wear your seatbelt! They save lives! Holmdel Fire & Rescue Company #2

Early Tuesday morning just after midnight, Holmdel First Aid Squad was dispatched to the Garden State Parkway in the are...
04/30/2024

Early Tuesday morning just after midnight, Holmdel First Aid Squad was dispatched to the Garden State Parkway in the area of 115.0 northbound express for a rollover motor vehicle crash involving a single vehicle. Ambulance 1856 responded. Holmdel Fire & Rescue Company #2 provided fire support services while first aid crews were on scene. One patient was transported to a local area hospital with minor injuries.

Holmdel First Aid Squad and the Cadets participated in Holmdel Township’s Earth Day event at Bayonet Farm yesterday. It ...
04/30/2024

Holmdel First Aid Squad and the Cadets participated in Holmdel Township’s Earth Day event at Bayonet Farm yesterday. It was a beautiful day, and we were happy to be there with our ambulance and equipment to interact with our residents. Deputy Mayor Foster even came to visit us at our set up! Thank you to all who participated. Holmdel Township

Last night’s Cadet training was a field trip to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office. Our Cadets had the opportunity to ...
04/17/2024

Last night’s Cadet training was a field trip to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office. Our Cadets had the opportunity to tour the state-of-the-art facility and learn about emergency operations and resources available in Monmouth County from Sheriff Shaun Golden himself. We are so appreciative to Sheriff Golden and Holmdel Township’s Deputy Mayor Brian Foster for taking the time to make this unique experience possible for our Cadets! It was an informative trip for these Cadets, who are the future of EMS. Thank you again to Sheriff Golden and Monmouth County Sheriff's Office! Holmdel Township

This evening Holmdel First Aid Squad hosted Holmdel Township Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy at our newly re...
03/27/2024

This evening Holmdel First Aid Squad hosted Holmdel Township Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy at our newly renovated Crawfords Corner Road building. In addition to showing these interested citizens our building and ambulances, we were able to provide information and demonstrations on several of our high-tech pieces of equipment. Perhaps most importantly, we were able to give them insight into our fully volunteer and donation-based organization and respond to their questions. We sincerely thank this group of participants for their interest in our squad and their involvement in tonight’s Citizens Police Academy session. We look forward to this every year— it is usually quite eye-opening for our residents to see what we are all about and what happens behind the scenes to make our 24/7/365 volunteer (and free!) responses possible. Thank you to our friends at Holmdel Police Department and to Chief Allocco for including us again this year!

Interested in learning more about our squad or in becoming a volunteer member yourself? Send us a message on social media, or complete our application (available on our website) and mail it to P.O. Box 171, Holmdel, NJ!

At last night’s Cadet training, our Cadets were fortunate enough to experience a unique hands-on training led by a few o...
03/20/2024

At last night’s Cadet training, our Cadets were fortunate enough to experience a unique hands-on training led by a few of our Hackensack Meridian Health paramedics and a specialty care unit nurse. Thanks to these individuals, our Cadets learned about advanced life support’s (ALS) role and capabilities in emergency medical response, and how we as basic life support (BLS) providers can be prepared to request their presence and assist them on scenes. Cadets were able to learn about the medicines ALS is able to administer to patients as well as several life-saving skills they have including starting IVs, operating ventilators, intubating patients, and bleeding control. Using the training tools (including a pig heart and lungs!) our friends from HMH brought with them, the Cadets attempted many of these skills themselves to deepen their understanding of what is happening on the scene when ALS arrives. Thank you so much to Pete, Trevor, Tommy, and Bruno for leading this incredible and informative training for our Cadets!

Coming soon to a mail box near you! Our Spring 2024 fund drive letters were mailed out to the residents of Holmdel Towns...
03/19/2024

Coming soon to a mail box near you! Our Spring 2024 fund drive letters were mailed out to the residents of Holmdel Township. Each year, our volunteer first aid squad members are deeply moved by the generosity of our residents during our Spring fund drive. We use the donations we receive not only to stock our ambulances with the medical supplies we need, but also to invest in the latest life-saving equipment. We also use these funds to schedule critical trainings for our members to ensure that they are educated in the best possible practices for providing emergency medical care in the field. Please keep an eye out for this important piece of mail, and consider donating to Holmdel First Aid Squad during our Spring 2024 Fund Drive!

Wednesday afternoon Holmdel First Aid Squad was dispatched to an overturned vehicle MVC on the Garden State Parkway. For...
03/08/2024

Wednesday afternoon Holmdel First Aid Squad was dispatched to an overturned vehicle MVC on the Garden State Parkway. Fortunately, all injuries incurred by the occupants of the vehicle were minor. We would like to remind you to always wear your seatbelts- they save lives!

Interested in learning more about us, or in becoming a member? Send us a message on social media! We are looking for members who are 18+ years of age to join our duty crews. Ready to apply? Print an application from our website and mail it once completed to P.O. Box 171, Holmdel, NJ 07733.

At Tuesday night’s Cadet training, the HFAS Cadets received instruction and hands-on practice using two of our automated...
03/07/2024

At Tuesday night’s Cadet training, the HFAS Cadets received instruction and hands-on practice using two of our automated devices: the Lucas 3 and the Stryker Xpedition. The Lucas 3 is an automated compression device for CPR we added to our ambulances (and several police vehicles) a few years ago. These devices provide continuous effective compressions when giving a patient CPR, and are incredibly useful on calls. Our Cadets learned how to set the Lucas device up to quickly implement it on a call. Our training then shifted to learning to use the Stryker Xpedition automatic stair chair, which we will be debuting on our ambulances in the next few weeks. These stair chairs safely transport patients both up and down stairs using motorized treads. Our current stair chairs are designed to bring patients down stairs, and typically require a lot of strength and effort to maneuver. The Xpeditions require a slightly different manner of operation, so much of our training was spent on familiarizing the Cadets with safe usage so they are able to assist our active members on first aid calls.

Interested in volunteering with us, or want to learn more about our organization? We are looking for members 18+ to join our duty crews! Send us a message on social media or submit a printed application (found on our website) to P.O. Box 171, Holmdel, NJ 07733.

This afternoon around 1300 hours, Holmdel First Aid Squad was dispatched to an MVC on the Garden State Parkway. Ambulanc...
03/02/2024

This afternoon around 1300 hours, Holmdel First Aid Squad was dispatched to an MVC on the Garden State Parkway. Ambulance 1858 responded. One patient was extricated from the vehicle and transported to an area hospital with a leg injury. Holmdel Fire & Rescue Company #2 also responded to assist in extricating the patient from the electric vehicle. Thank you to our dedicated volunteers for their prompt and professional response on this rainy Saturday! HFAS would like to remind you to always wear your seatbelt- they save lives!

Interested in joining our volunteer first aid squad? Send us a message on social media, or print an application from our website and mail it to us at P.O. Box 171, Holmdel, NJ 07733. Training opportunities and uniforms are provided!

Last night around 2300 hours, Holmdel First Aid Squad was dispatched to provide standby support at The Polo Club for a f...
03/01/2024

Last night around 2300 hours, Holmdel First Aid Squad was dispatched to provide standby support at The Polo Club for a fully engulfed vehicle fire located in close proximity to the building. Ambulance 1858 responded and staged near the scene to provide firefighter rehab and any necessary care for possible medical emergencies on scene. Additional crew members also remained available to provide further ambulance response if needed. The fire was brought under control without extension to the building by Holmdel Fire & Rescue Company #2. Fortunately, there were no injuries or medical emergencies on scene.

Interested in joining Holmdel First Aid Squad? We are looking for members 18 years old or older to join our active volunteer squad. Send us a message on social media, or mail your completed application (you can print it from our website) to P.O. Box 171 Holmdel, NJ 07733!

Holmdel Township Police Department

Great job to Ptl. Jackson and our favorite K9 Officer, Murph, for their role in assisting Hazlet PD last night! HFAS is ...
03/01/2024

Great job to Ptl. Jackson and our favorite K9 Officer, Murph, for their role in assisting Hazlet PD last night! HFAS is proud to volunteer alongside our outstanding officers, and appreciate their efforts to keep our residents and community safe. We are happy to say our services were not needed for any injuries during this chain of events.

https://patch.com/new-jersey/holmdel-hazlet/3-nabbed-hazlet-car-burglary-after-early-morning-pursuits?fbclid=IwAR1miIijligO5nIB3mYc4Uv2Es3LX_Mos2QguW7vIgy30uKPK3NknOvI-po_aem_AXirJIyFKaYGwhQwxnTJskFZgd05F5iTvl7F0qag5UpEGTJtCLB-fF8ZlQlsDHr4jvw

Hazlet police, assisted by Holmdel and Aberdeen, arrest three of four men suspected in a car burglary overnight on Thursday.

At last night’s Holmdel Township Committee meeting, our late President and ex-Chief Lynn Davis was honored for her 23 ye...
02/28/2024

At last night’s Holmdel Township Committee meeting, our late President and ex-Chief Lynn Davis was honored for her 23 years of service to the Township as a member of Holmdel First Aid Squad, as well as for several other remarkable life accomplishments. Her son, Tim, and husband, Keith, were in attendance to accept the Proclamation from Deputy Mayor Foster and the Township Committee. Members of HFAS were also in attendance. Deputy Mayor Foster shared a few personal words about his own working relationship with Lynn during his time volunteering on HFAS prior to sharing the Proclamation. We are all fortunate to have known Lynn, and see the lasting impression she made on our community every day. Thank you to the Township Committee for recognizing all that Lynn accomplished, and including us in last night’s meeting.

02/23/2024

On Wednesday, February 21st, Police Departments in Monmouth County, from Matawan to Wall, patrolled Hwy 34 in a joint effort to stop impaired and distracted driving as part of the Goal Zero Campaign. Goal Zero was started by Holmdel’s Patrolman Menosky to help raise awareness about impaired and distracted driving and to conduct high visibility enforcement to reduce motor vehicle fatalities. Thank you to News 12 New Jersey for covering the story on this program which Ptl. Menosky hopes to expand to more towns. Driving impaired or distracted puts more than just your own life at risk—pedestrians, passengers in your own vehicle, and occupants of another vehicle—these are lives that can be ruined by someone driving distracted or impaired. The increased enforcement of Goal Zero was designed to get drivers to pay attention and slow down; and ultimately have Zero Deaths, Zero Injuries, and Zero Crashes.
News 12 NJ article: https://newjersey.news12.com/holmdel-police-officer-starts-grassroots-campaign-to-reduce-fatalities-on-monmouth-county-highways

At Tuesday evening’s Cadet training, our Cadets participated in a lecture and drill activity about the importance of com...
02/22/2024

At Tuesday evening’s Cadet training, our Cadets participated in a lecture and drill activity about the importance of communication and working together as well as utilizing a Stokes basket as a tool on a scene. The Cadets engaged in a basic obstacle course working in teams to maneuver a patient in the Stokes through the obstacles. Each run of the course increased in difficulty and expectations to enforce the importance of communicating and working together. The final run also required them to maintain CPR during the “recovery” of a manekin patient. While fun for our Cadets, this module held important takeaways for a real EMS situation. The Cadets will be able to utilize their experience during this training in future modules and in their future EMS endeavors. A great job was done by all!

On Friday, Holmdel First Aid Squad’s dedicated volunteers responded to 10 calls for emergency medical services between 0...
02/04/2024

On Friday, Holmdel First Aid Squad’s dedicated volunteers responded to 10 calls for emergency medical services between 0540 and 2000 hours. These responses included three calls for service between 1830 and 1930 hours: a structure fire requiring multiple ambulances to provide standby support/rehab for our firefighters and two medical emergencies at residences in town. Ambulances 1856, 1857, 1858, and 1859 as well as Chief vehicle 1850 and first responder vehicle 1855 were out on the road simultaneously to handle these emergencies. For those keeping count, that is all four of our ambulances and both of our first responder SUVs! We would like to thank our volunteers for their swift response in making sure these calls were all handled, and their loved ones for their support and understanding as our volunteers left dinner tables to answer the calls for service. Holmdel Fire & Rescue Company #2

Holmdel First Aid Squad shares in the EMS community’s mourning in the loss of retired paramedic Jon Shook. Jon was a fix...
01/27/2024

Holmdel First Aid Squad shares in the EMS community’s mourning in the loss of retired paramedic Jon Shook. Jon was a fixture in our area during his years as a paramedic. He was greatly respected by our members, and will be missed! Our condolences go out to his family and loved ones during this time.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Active Life Member and ex-Chief Lynn Davis, following a courage...
01/12/2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Active Life Member and ex-Chief Lynn Davis, following a courageous battle against esophageal cancer. Lynn served her community for 23 years as an EMT with Holmdel First Aid Squad. The members of Holmdel First Aid Squad would like to thank Lynn for her many years of service as an EMT and member of our Rescue crew, as well as for her time spent as our Chief, President, Trustee, and CPR instructor over the years. Lynn rode on Sunday night duty crew and served as our President until about two months before her passing, when her illness progressed and prevented her from continuing in her roles. Lynn’s dedication to Holmdel First Aid Squad was constant, even through difficult battles against her illnesses. Even while unable to be at our meetings and on calls, Lynn was in constant communication with our squad members to ensure we were all okay, and seeing how she could be of help from home. For this, it was decided at the end of 2023 that she would be our 2023 recipient of the Paula Hoffmann Ford Lifetime Achievement Award; unfortunately, we received the news of her passing just days before it was to be presented to her. Lynn, your positivity, endless support, and courageousness will be greatly missed. Our hearts go out to all who also loved Lynn, especially her family, as we navigate the tremendous loss of an amazing woman.

As the evening progresses, the surrounding areas are expected to receive heavy rains, damaging winds, and significant fl...
01/09/2024

As the evening progresses, the surrounding areas are expected to receive heavy rains, damaging winds, and significant flooding to the area. Your dedicated volunteers at Holmdel First Aid Squad will be standing by, ready to respond to medical emergencies in town. Please note that especially during serious weather events, it is important to consider what constitutes a medical emergency before deciding to call 911. Examples of such medical emergencies include heart attack, stroke, significant breathing problems, serious injuries, and other medical events where treatment cannot wait. Tying up emergency crews through the overnight hours with 911 calls for medical conditions that are likely non-emergencies (i.e., stubbed toes, finger pain, feeling nauseous without having taken anti-nausea OTC remedies — yes, all of these have been 911 calls we have received!) not only results in our volunteers needing to be out on the roads for something that may be able to wait, but also may cause us to be unavailable for serious emergencies caused by the severe weather.

Please try to stay home if possible. Stay off the roads, but if you have to leave, always wear your seatbelt and remember to NEVER drive through standing water.

HFAS thanks you for your support of our squad, and your efforts in keeping our community safe during this storm!

Holmdel First Aid Squad would like to recognize the Holmdel Township Police on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day...
01/09/2024

Holmdel First Aid Squad would like to recognize the Holmdel Township Police on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (and every day) for their role in keeping us safe. Our officers protect and serve not only our Holmdel community as a whole, but also our squad family as we respond to calls for emergency medical services around town. We are appreciative of their assistance and support on emergency scenes, and for their role in keeping us safe as we work together to care for our residents in emergency situations. Thank you, Holmdel Township Police Department!

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We are an all-volunteer team of EMT's, Drivers, Auxiliary and student explorers who have the desire to help the residents of Holmdel in their time of need. Our organization was founded in 1969 with the belief that volunteers do a better more compassionate job of caring for the sick or injured. The trained members of Holmdel First Aid respond to all kinds of calls for help 24 hours a day 7 days a week and 365 days a year. We take pride in our ability to save lives and comfort those who need treatment and transport to an area hospital. Our all-volunteer force never bills for our services or charge for our transports. We rely on the generous donations from our businesses and residents to operate. Our squad is as diverse as the residents who inhabit our township. With members from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds we forge a strong bond to commit only the best emergency medical care. Our squad responded to over 1,500 calls for help last year. Many times we are responding to more than one emergency at a time. Our squad is always looking for new members. If you can commit to the time and have the desire to help, we will make sure you trained to handle all types of emergencies. We invite you to tour our facilities & ambulances, meet our members and join our family.

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