Rockaway Neck Volunteer First Aid Squad handles more than routine calls

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Volunteers Corey Flatt, Matt Marinas, Justin Bermudez Chief Chris Brown and Eileen Brown

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany’s Rockaway Neck Volunteer First Aid Squad (Car 66) as well as Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance Squad (Car 65) handles more than routine calls. They attend every football game at Parsippany High School and Parsippany Hills High School, as well as every sporting event. They attend every parade or event where a number of people gather.

Rockaway Neck Volunteer First Aid Squad is on call 24/7 to serve the residents of Parsippany-Troy Hills.

Pictured above are volunteers Corey Flatt, Matt Marinas, Justin Bermudez Chief Chris Brown and Eileen Brown at Parsippany High School for the 53rd Annual Wrestling Tournament. Chief Brown and his wife, Eileen, has volunteered at the Wrestling Tournament for over ten years.

The Gary Vittorio Holiday Classic was held on Saturday, December 30 at Parsippany High School. Schools participating were Parsippany High School, Parsippany Hills High School, Verona, Wayne Hills High School, Wayne Valley High School Cedar Grove, St. Benedict’s Prep, Union and Clifton. Today’s tournament started at 9:00 a.m. and finished around 4:30 p.m.

Rockaway Neck Volunteer First Aid Squad was busy today. Showing up to support and help at the Wrestling Tournament at Parsippany High.
The Gary Vittorio Holiday Classic was held on Saturday, December 30 at Parsippany High School

In order to better serve the needs of the rapidly expanding community, The Rockaway Neck Fire Department (Parsippany Fire District 5 today) established the Rockaway Neck First Aid Squad in 1952. The original ambulance building was located at 119 Old Bloomfield Ave but was moved to its current location at 25 Crescent Drive in May of 1972.

Since 1952 the Rockaway Neck First Aid Squad has provided emergency medical services 24 hours a day 7 days a week to the areas of Eastern Parsippany and Lake Hiawatha. Ambulances are staffed with NJ State certified EMTs and Certified Emergency Vehicle Operators.

100% of the members are Volunteers representing the true spirit of the community.

Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance Squad has been serving the community since 1942.

Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance Squad has been providing quality Emergency Medical Services since our founding in 1942. Their mission is to provide FREE emergency care to the sick and injured. They believe the best way to achieve this goal is to keep members active, trained and the best possible equipment.

HISTORY

  • They serve all areas except Lake Hiawatha section of Parsippany.
  • The squad house, located at 397 Parsippany Road was originally only a two bay building. In 1975 the building was expanded to have a third bay. In the late 80’s the front bays were dug down to allow for the bigger ambulances.
  • All of the members, some of who may be your neighbors, dedicate their time to helping the community. All are certified in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and most are EMT (Emergency Medical Technicians) and defibrillator certified.
  • Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance Squad has three fully equipped ambulances and a 1st Responder Truck. Each of the ambulances can accommodate up to three patients, two lying down and one sitting. The 1st Responder carries a sub-set of the ambulance equipment but does not carry patients. It is used to provide support to our ambulances and transportation for the members.

They are your Neighbors helping Neighbors.

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