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Celebrate EMS Week with Chatham Volunteers, May 21-27

Have you ever noticed the banners that fly over Southern Boulevard in the Township and at Reasoner Park in the Borough each May proclaiming EMS week, and wondered: "What is that about?"    

What is EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week? It is a campaign to recognize and inspire EMS personnel, strengthen the profession and encourage public appreciation for EMS professionals. In Chatham, our Emergency Medical Services personnel are the trained EMTs from the Chatham Emergency Squad Inc., who volunteer their time to provide emergency medical services and transport -free of charge- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year responding to about 1,200 calls annually.

The American College of Emergency Physicians, in conjunction with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, created "National Emergency Medical Services Week" in 1973 with the support of President Gerald Ford.  

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On any given day, EMS practitioners help save lives by responding to medical emergencies including heart attacks, difficulty breathing, a fall or accident, stroke, drug overdose or acute illness.  EMS practitioners attend to their patients' medical needs and show caring and compassion to patients in their most difficult moments. 

This year's campaign theme is EMS STRONG: "Always in Service ", referring to the EMT's every day call to provide a sense of security and relief during chaotic and challenging situations, and being called upon to do the work that only a select few can do.  

To honor national EMS week this year, banners and signs will be located around Chatham all week and the Squad will recognize members at their annual spring picnic.   The Squad will communicate with the public through social media and articles such as this one.  

When asked how citizens of the Chathams can support the Chatham Emergency Squad during national EMS week, Tim Brown, the Squad’s VP for Communications stated,  "We always need volunteers, and of course donations, which are the source of nearly all our funding."

For more information visit www.chathamemergencysquad.org

 

 

 

 

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, June 18 – Sunday, June 24, 2018

Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

By Galina Natenzon

This week we are wrapping up our first session of ESL classes.  Stay tuned, we are planning a fall session to start in September.  New students are welcome to enroll!  This is the last week of calm and quiet at the library before our summer reading ...

Angie's Owners Want to Thank Their Chatham Customers

June 14, 2018

To the Editor:

We want to thank our customers and the entire community for their support and devotion to our business. Our last day of business will be July 31.

rWe will miss all the friends that we have developed over the past 26 years. Wishing everyone much success and happiness in the future.

Sincerely,

Louiza and Jimmy Poulimenos

P.S. "Until we meet ...

Video: Dietze Says Despite Trade War Fears, Economy's Fundamentals Remain Strong

June 21, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live from the CNN building on the case for bullishness despite a potential trade war:

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For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services ...

Cool Ways to Save Money This Summer

As the summer temperatures rise, home cooling costs rise as well. But there are ways to help save money without sweating the heat:

To increase your cooling system’s efficiency by as much as 20%, get it checked out for summer.  A technician will clean the condenser, make sure you have the optimal amount of refrigerant, and ensure the airflow over the coil is ...