Chester First Aid Squad

100 North Road

P.O. Box 337

Chester, New Jersey 07930


Non-Emergency: (908) 879-5560

Fax: (908) 879-0217

Email: info@chesterfirstaid.org 


Emergency? Call 9-1-1


 
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The Chester First Aid Squad is a 100% volunteer organization and we never charge for our services. Our members volunteer countless thousands of hours each and every year serving our community. In 2011, we responded to over 860 emergency calls in the community.


Chester Borough and Chester Township generously support our operating expenses with your tax dollars to keep our ambulances on the road, but we solicit additional funds for state-of-the-art equipment purchases through fundraising and donation efforts.

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Past donations have helped support the purchase of:


1) Personal Protective Equipment – ANSI compliant high visibility Extrication Gear to protect our members at scenes of Motor Vehicle Crashes.



2) Stryker Power-PRO™Stretchers – Reduces the risk of the most common EMS injury – back injuries – through the electronic raising/lowering of the stretcher. These stretchers can also accommodate heavier patients.



3) ToughBook Laptop Computers – These computers allow us to enter patient care reports electronically, as well as retrieve valuable medical and other information when needed.




4) EMS Bicycles – We now have two Trek Marlin off road capable bicycles outfitted with emergency warning equipment and medical supplies, which allow our EMT’s to reach patients more quickly in heavy crowd/traffic or other conditions which might make it difficult for our ambulances to access a patient or scene.


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The following are several projects that we are seeking to fund:


1) Specialized Support Unit (approx. $200,000) For the past few years, we have operated an old ambulance as our support unit. Although it is functional, we are limited in both crew occupancy (for safety reasons only the driver and one passenger can ride on it) and equipment we can carry. A different style vehicle would allow us to be better prepared with both equipment and manpower for the situations this vehicle is called to handle. Some calls that this vehicle responds to – Fire scenes for Firefighter Rehab, Search & Rescues, Machinery Accidents, Multiple Casualty Incidents, etc. Click here to learn more about the unit.


2) First Response Vehicle (approx. $55,000) This vehicle is slated to be a 4 wheel drive Chevrolet Tahoe or equivalent vehicle. This would function as a first response vehicle, allowing a member or members to quickly respond to a scene and start care before the ambulance arrives. In addition, this vehicle would play a significant role in the winter, when inclement weather can render many driveways in Chester inaccessible by ambulance. This vehicle could transport a fully immobilized patient and EMT from off road or otherwise impassable areas to a waiting ambulance. Currently we must use a police SUV or carry the patient by hand.

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CFAS has always been aggressive and innovative in embracing the latest technologies and techniques to better serve our community. Your generous support helps make our visions a reality.



The Chester First Aid Squad is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

 


 

Please mail your generous donations to:

 

Chester First Aid Squad

P.O. Box 337

Chester, N.J. 07930

 

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Please help us continue to serve the community. Click here to make your tax deductible donation. Thank you!