STAFFORD -  The Stafford Township Emergency Medical Services, Squad 38 recently welcomed 15 new members to its ranks during its new member orientation class that took place at their main building on East Bay Avenue in Manahawkin.

The new class enables new probationary members to meet the squad's officers and membership, gain familiarity with apparatus, equipment, and to better understand the work of Squad 38.

The organization had 20 new members join last July and this new group is a great help to the EMS.  Stafford EMS answers close to 3,000 calls for service per year.  

The organization wrote on their website 

"Helping others is at the base of everything we do in our organization. We decide to give up our time and rearrange our lives to help our community in their time of need. There's a realization that in doing this we help our own heart, but that doesn't lessen the commitment we make each and every day. Stafford EMS holds each and every one of our members to the highest of standards. We are incredibly proud of our entire membership for putting the time that they give to help others that need it most. The officers and membership of Squad 38 would like to congratulate and wish our new members the best of luck as they embark on such an honorable journey."