The BHVRS is happy to introduce one of our newest cadet members, Claire King!

Claire King has lived in Berkeley Heights her entire life, and she currently attends Mount Saint Mary’s Academy in Watchung, NJ. 

After recognizing her love for helping people and deep care for others, Claire decided that now was a great time to give back to her local community and join the BHVRS’ Cadet program. Claire cites most of her inspiration for joining from her desire to get more involved with local community members and her yearning to become a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). She is undoubtedly glad she saw BHVRS signs around, or she might have never had this opportunity!

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Currently, Claire is a rising junior in high school, and she knows the BHVRS will help her develop the leadership and life-saving skills needed to succeed in any future endeavor she pursues. Right now, she is even enrolled in the Union County College Emergency Medical Technician class, so she is already developing essential life-saving skills. In her spare time, Claire enjoys playing on her high school volleyball team, training in martial arts, and spending time with her family and friends. 

The BHVRS is so happy to have Claire on the squad! Here is some more advice and information from Claire:

What would you say to someone who wants to join the BHVRS but is nervous?

Go for it! Things may seem scary or overwhelming at first, but hard work pays off, and it can be very enjoyable.

Was it difficult to learn some of the life-savings skills required to ride on the ambulance?

It was not very difficult to learn some of the life-saving skills required to ride on the ambulance. It takes a little bit of time to understand each concept, but after a little while, you get the hang of it.

What was your most memorable moment on the squad so far?

My most memorable moments on the squad so far have been during the times that I have spent with my crew members. They have been so welcoming and have helped me learn so many important skills that I am bound to carry with me as an EMT.

What surprised you most about being on the BHVRS?

I was surprised by how efficient everything on the squad is. The squad really has a system for everything, and in a difficult situation, you can apply the system that works best to make things beneficial for you and the crew.

What is the most rewarding aspect of being on the squad for you?

The most rewarding aspect of being on the squad is meeting all the amazing people that I get to work with or help because they all put a smile on my face.