PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS — Registration continues for the EMS Council of New Jersey’s (EMSCNJ) October 13-15 symposium and trade show at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel, 199 Smith Road.
The event will include nearly four dozen EMT education-credit seminars, trade show exhibits and vendors with the latest medical and rescue equipment, a Parsippany Rescue and Recovery Unit confined-space rescue demonstration, an antique ambulance display and contest, EMS-related merchandise booths, a Tricky Tray auction and 50/50 raffles, Friday night “American Country Buffet” and Saturday banquet with live entertainment both nights, and more.
As part of the EMSCNJ’s annual conference, the weekend will include organizational meetings, leadership elections, a memorial service for deceased members and award presentations. Cadet and youth members also are invited for a special program. Daily registration is free for cadet members under age 18.
In keeping with this year’s convention theme, “Celebrating America: Red, White & Blue and EMS, too,” the group will honor EMSCNJ members who are veterans.
“We have more than a few EMS volunteers in our organization who are U.S. military veterans,” said Joseph G. Walsh, Jr., EMSCNJ president. “They’ve lived lives of sacrifice, dedication and service, first for their country and now for their communities. These selfless individuals surely deserve our recognition and gratitude.”
The October 14 ceremony honoring veterans will immediately follow the 2:00 p.m. memorial service.
In conjunction with the U.S Marine Corps Reserve and the 2nd Battalion 25th Marines at Picatinny Arsenal, the EMSCNJ encourages convention attendees to bring new, unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots Program. More than 300 toys were donated last year. Collection boxes will be placed in the trade show area.
“Our annual convention offers so many educational and networking opportunities with other EMS personnel and nationally recognized experts,” Walsh said. “From the opioid epidemic to trauma, respiratory and other medical emergencies, pediatric patients, EMS law, documentation and more, we have it covered.”
For more information, or to register for symposium classes and the trade show, or to book a hotel room click here. EMTs and groups not affiliated with the EMSCNJ are welcome.