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CPR Save Pins and Proclamation Presented to Millburn First Responders

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Committeewoman Cheryl Burstein reads proclamation with members of the Millburn Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad and Millburn Police Officers. Credits: Jonathan Sym
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Committeewoman Cheryl Burstein presents members of the Millburn Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad with CPR Save pins. Credits: Jonathan Sym
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MILLBURN, NJ - Members of the Millburn Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad (MSHVRAS) and members of the Millburn Police Department received special recognition on Tuesday as December 2016 was proclaimed "Lifesaver Month," and dedicated this distinction to the to the MSHVRAS and their lifesaving efforts. Proclamation 

Recently, both agencies were called into action for two CPR saves in an eight-day period. Working together on scene and en route to the hospital, both patients had positive outcomings. EMTs Page Seyfried, Bruce Novak, Karen Haas, Kristen Ryan, Andrew Isotov, provisional member Moises Ochoa and Millburn Police Officers Nakashian, Tavares, Catinella and Goldfarb all took part in the CPR calls. 

Committeewoman Cheryl Burstein read the proclamation and handed out special CPR Save pins to the first responders in attendance. MSHVFAS member Page Seyfried addressed the assembled community members, "The volunteers of the first aid squad are a really dedicated group. We have a challenging, exciting and fun role that we play in this community. We are looking for folks to join our team."

The Millburn Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad has served the community since 1958. MSHVFAS is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency medical services (EMS) to Millburn Township. We are staffed 100% by volunteers and funded through private contributions. All of our services are free of charge. In 2015, the MSHVFAS had over 50 trained EMT's, responded to 1,348 calls and drove 11, 979 miles. For more information, check out their website at  http://www.mshvfas.org/.

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