Celebrating The Fourth
GTAS celebrated the 4th of July this year during the Galloway Township 4th of July Parade. EMT Burrows was paired with Captain Doyle of GTPD in a golf cart equipped with AED and medical bag to provide mobile care to any medical emergencies in the crowds. The new 26-70 made its first official public appearance in the parade along with 26-78, 26-77, 26-75, and 26-74. During the night, 26-78 stood by at Rhode Island Ave. & the Boardwalk in Atlantic City for the fireworks display.
Thunder Over The Boardwalk!
On June 26th, 2013, aerial performers from around the world were over the boards in Atlantic City, performing for hundreds of thousands of spectators. GTAS was there operating the staging branch during the initial phase of the Atlantic City Airshow for the New Jersey EMS Task Force.
Once the EMS resources were properly assigned and organized, GTAS then provided a BLS transport unit and cooling tent unit to Iowa Avenue & the Boardwalk for the remainder of the airshow.
Absegami High School Evacuated!
A chemical spill in a science lab forced the evacuation of the Absegami High School. Five students were transported to the hospital due to exposure to the chemical. GTAS, Absecon Emergency Services, Shore Medical EMS, AtlantiCare EMS, and the NJEMS Task Force MCRU 12 were on scene, along with GTFD and the Atlantic County Hazmat Team.
Training Day 2013
On April 13th, 2013, the Galloway Township Ambulance Squad held our annual training day. Staff were in store for hours of lecture and training, in addition to receiving some recognition from our township council.
For the short article from The Current, click here.
Remembering Leslie Russo, 1965 - 2013
On March 23rd, we learned of the passing of our dear friend and fellow EMT, Leslie Russo. Leslie has served with the Galloway Township Ambulance Squad for almost ten years and we are all deeply saddened by this news.
Services will be held on Thursday, March 28th at the Beacon Evangelical Free Church at 420 South 6th Avenue in Galloway Township. Visitation is scheduled from 9:00AM to 11:00AM with EMS memorial services to follow.
Leslie Russo, right, pictured with Victor.
The Galloway Township Honor Guard gives a final salute during EMT Leslie Russo's funeral.