Investors Foundation Helps Millburn First Aid Squad Fund Ambulance Purchase
Thursday, October 31, 2013 • 5:50pm
MILLBURN, NJ - The Investors Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Millburn-Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad. The Investors Foundation provides funding to nonprofit organizations that enrich the communities served by Investors Bank.
The Squad will use the grant to help pay for the new state-of-the-art ambulance it recently acquirted. The First Aid Squad was founded in 1958 and has 60 active members today, as well as 16 cadets and student members. They have four EMTs on duty for each shift, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
“We answer more than 1,500 calls a year, which puts a great deal of wear and tear on our fleet of ambulances,” said H. Steven Roth, the Squad’s president, who has served as a volunteer EMT for more than 20 years. “We typically maintain an ambulance for ten years, but have had to stretch this out due to the recent economic recession. Our newest vehicle features four-wheel drive to help drivers maneuver during inclement weather, airbags in the back of the ambulance to enhance protection for patients and volunteers, and anti-microbial surfaces to protect against infection.”
“Every day, the hard-working men and women of the Millburn-Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad provide top-quality emergency response services to local residents in need,” said Investors Bank President and CEO Kevin Cummings. “They are tireless in the pursuit of their mission, and they deserve our support.”
“Every member of the First Aid Squad is a volunteer, and since our inception, we have served Millburn and Short Hills without public assistance, relying solely on the donations of local residents and businesses,” said Roth. “We are enormously grateful to our friends at the Investors Foundation for their generous support.”