Thursday, May 16, 2013
Kendall Park First Aid and Rescue Squad receives large donation from local dealership.
With an ongoing effort to pay for recent renovations to their facility on New Road, the Kendall Park First Aid and Rescue Squad received a helping hand from a local business earlier this month. Dayton Toyota celebrated its grand re-opening by making a $5,000 donation to the squad, which is running a capital campaign to help pay for the estimated $250,000 renovations to the New Road facility. The renovations included a roof replacement due to leaking that regularly flooded the ambulance bay, reconfigured bay doors allowing larger vehicles to fit inside, a small room to allow for cots so volunteers can sleep when serving during overnight hours and emergencies, and modern bathrooms with a shower so volunteers can reduce risk when exposed to …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Kendall Park, Kingston and Monmouth Junction first aid squads need new members to continue serving the community.
As the troubled economy has left its imprint on countless residents and businesses, volunteer community groups have not been immune from the challenges the recession has created. All three of South Brunswick's volunteer rescue squads are faced with recruiting new members at a time when so many throughout the community are working longer hours to make ends meet. "We have people working two, sometimes three jobs, and it's difficult to find the time," said Monmouth Junction First Aid President Marty Haller. "We went to paid squads during the day because of the inability to get dedicated members during the day time. When I joined the squad we had daytime crews with help from stay-at-home moms and members of industry. We don't have that anymore…
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Kendall Park First Aid and Rescue Squad donated a used ambulance to the Hurricane Sandy ravaged Moonachie EMS, while Dayton Toyota donated $5k to the squad.
The holiday spirit in South Brunswick was truly embodied by the Kendall Park First Aid and Rescue Squad last month, as they displayed their generosity for another squad in need while at the same time being aided by an altruistic township business. KPFARS donated a used ambulance last month to the EMS squad in Moonachie, which was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The donation also included some basic EMS equipment and supplies for Moonachie, which lost its ambulance during the storm. "Their entire community was wiped out. They lost buildings, ambulances, supplies, and their police and fire departments got wiped out when their levy broke," said KPFARS Captain Ray Weis. "We have agreements with other squads on more local responses, but we all …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Test drive a new Avalon and Dayton Toyota will donate $20 to the Kendall Park First Aid and Rescue Squad.
With the Kendall Park First Aid and Rescue Squad needing help to pay for much needed renovations to their New Road facility, Dayton Toyota on Route 130 is answering the call. Dayton Toyota approached KPFARS and offered to contribute a minimum of $2,500 toward the building capital campaign. They have offered to donate $20 for every test drive of the redesigned Avalon to the squad with a minimum of $2,500. They have also been approved by Toyota, as part of their matching gifts program, for an additional $2,500 for a total of $5,000. The estimated $250,000 renovation project included a roof replacement due to leaking that regularly flooded the ambulance bay, reconfigured bay doors allowing larger vehicles to fit inside, a small room to …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Kendall Park First Aid and Rescue Squad will hold an open house Saturday in hopes of attracting new volunteers.
Following an extensive renovation project on their existing building, the Kendall Park First Aid and Rescue Squad will welcome the public to meet the volunteers of the squad in hopes of attracting new members this weekend. The squad will be hosting an open house event at the building on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 121 New Road in Kendall Park. The open house also celebrates, Fire Prevention Week with both emergency service agencies on hand to meet the community, show off their emergency vehicles and answer questions about the tasks the first aid and fire squads perform for the community. The Kendall Park First Aid and Rescue Squad will also have members of the Explorer Program for high school students at the open house. The event …
Friday, September 21, 2012
New volunteers and donations are needed to aid the three rescue squads serving South Brunswick.
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Friday, September 21, 2012
On a cool autumn evening Wednesday, the Kendall Park First Aid and Rescue Squad unveiled much needed renovations to their facility on New Road, however the improvements underscored the fact that all three township EMS squads need help. The 100 percent volunteer Kendall Park, Monmouth Junction and Kingston first aid squads are facing difficulties recruiting new members to provide help when South Brunswick residents need it most. With new requirements from the state, EMS volunteers must take a training course costing between $1,200 to $1,500, up from the previous cost of $500, in addition to 200 to 300 hours of course time. "It's been difficult finding new people to join," said Marty Haller, of the Monmouth Junction First Aid squad. "The …