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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."

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, March 12 – Sunday, March 18, 2018


By Galina Natenzon

After the storm of the Annual Friends’ Book Sale (no, not the snowstorm), the library is returning to relative peace and quiet.  The sale continues with Bag Sale ($8 for a large bag of books) on Monday, Tuesday, and until most books are sold.

For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go ...

Proud of Chatham Township Residents During "Weather Events"

March 13, 2018

To the Editor

As I watch the next “Weather Event” cross my computer screen I am compelled not to roll my eyes in hopelessness to but reflect on the incredible response of helpfulness I have seen throughout the Chatham Township Community over the last several days. 

We are a rural community with dozen of miles of winding road yet we have seen our volunteer first ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!


Mindfulness and Meditation Courses Beginning April 2018 - Space is limited as classes will be small

March 16, 2018

Madison, NJ – In celebration of the new spring season, come experience and enjoy Mindfulness and Meditation with Wendi L. Dumbroff, MA, LPC. Dumbroff is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Madison, New Jersey, where she specializes in individual, family, couple and sex therapy.  She is a highly trained couple and sex therapist who provides a safe, ...