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Borough Council Recognizes New Providence Rescue Squad; Appoints New Patrolman

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Susan DeLuise representing the New Providence Emergency Squad attended the meeting and accepted the proclamation on behalf of the organization. Credits: Marianne Ivers
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The council appointed Jeffrey A. Bruder, Jr. as Probationary Patrolman to the Police Department. Credits: Marianne Ivers
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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council honored the members of the New Providence Rescue Squad at its Monday, May 21 meeting where Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation on the occasion. The proclamation declared May 20-27, 2018 as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week in order to recognize all the EMS volunteers who dedicate countless hours of their time to help others.

The New Providence Emergency Medical Services volunteers “are some of the most caring people I’ve ever met,” Morgan said. He also pointed out that this vital community resource provides emergency medical services free of charge.

“Emergency care personnel, including emergency medical dispatchers, first responders, first aiders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses and physicians, whether volunteer or paid, serve on the front lines of our healthcare and public health system, giving selflessly of themselves. New Providence has a dedicated group of volunteers who save lives and reduce disabilities of the critically ill or injured through their training and skill 24 hours per day, seven days per week,” the proclamation read.

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The proclamation noted that New Providence EMS personnel continuously attend special training sessions to enhance their life saving skills. “New Providence is a leader in emergency medical care available to patients and desires to continue to improve upon its emergency medical services system in order to assure all residents the highest standards of emergency medical care,” Morgan read.

Susan DeLuise representing the New Providence Emergency Squad attended the meeting and accepted the proclamation on behalf of the organization. She thanked both the police and fire departments for their help during emergency calls. She also expressed her gratitude to the council for providing the emergency squad with a new ambulance.  

The council also appointed Jeffrey A. Bruder, Jr. as Probationary Patrolman to the Police Department.

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