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Clark Emergency Squad To Celebrate 75 Years with Charity Dinner

Clark's Volunteer Emergency Squad is celebrating their 75th Anniversary.  All are welcome to attend the dinner.  Tickets are available.

CLARK, NJ - It's a big year for Clark’s own Volunteer Emergency Squad.  The organization is celebrating 75 Years of serving the community of Clark and invites the public to join in the celebration.

The squad will hold their 75th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, August 13 at the Westwood in Garwood.  The dinner is open to the public and tickets are available for purchase.

Tickets include:

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  • Open Bar
  • Cocktail Hour
  • Seated Dinner
  • Coffee & Dessert
  • Music & Dancing

About the Squad
The Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, formed on December 7, 1941, was founded to provide emergency medical services to the residents of Clark and the surrounding communities. 

“The squad was a community response to what was occurring in our world at the time.  It reflected good people coming together to help one another and demonstrate concern for one another,” Squad Trustee and Assistant Captain Laurie Sheldon said.  “The members today share the same sentiments and keep the tradition of caring for our community.”

The membership is made of different categories (active riding, cadets, honorary) to address the overall needs of the organization and to provide the best service to the community.  Riding members receive continuing education to maintain certifications and stay current with EMS practices.

The organization regularly provides standby coverage at community events such as the July 4th Fireworks Display, high school football games, 5k runs, UNICO Italian American Feast and others. 

The organization also participates in community outreach and promotes proactive habits such as regular exercise and healthy diets to prevent medical emergencies.   

For example during this year’s EMS Week the Squad held an open house featuring first aid demonstrations, CPR training, blood pressure screenings and Vial of Life information.  Vial of Life allows individuals to have their complete medical information ready in their home for emergency personnel to reference during an emergency.

Get Involved
The organization’s primary source of funding is donations from the community with support also provided by the Township of Clark.  Donations are used to fund all aspects of the squad’s operations including, but not limited to, the purchase of medical supplies, purchase and upkeep of ambulances, uniforms, training, building utilities and insurance. 

The Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad is 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with donations being tax deductible.

Another great way to the help the organization and the community is to become a volunteer.  Individuals can submit an application on the squad’s website.

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