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Little Silver Needs Volunteer First Aiders

Volunteers are especially needed for daytime calls.

Credit: Little Silver Volunteer Emergency Medical Service Facebook Page
Credit: Little Silver Volunteer Emergency Medical Service Facebook Page

The Little Silver Volunteer Emergency Medical Service (LSVEMS) is looking for a few good members, especially those who can respond to calls during the day. 

"We respond to roughly 556 calls each year as well as supporting community events like RBR football games, school graduations and community events," LSVEMS Captain Elizabeth Giblin said in a press release issued by the organization. 

On average, about one Little Silver household in twelve calls Little Silver EMS for an emergency each year.

Giblin said getting an ambulance crew together during the day has gotten tougher. Several members have retired and moved away; others have taken jobs outside of town, according to the release.

"It has become much harder to put together the minimum crew we require for each call," Giblin said in the release. "We are in particular need of daytime members – stay at home moms and dads, able-bodied retirees, individuals who work from home or don’t work at all, anyone with time to spare during the day, Monday to Friday especially. Even businesses that can let a worker leave for an hour would be a help."

Anyone age 18 or older is eligible to volunteer. Little Silver EMS is the sister organization to the Little Silver Fire Company, both of which has a long and proud history of service. 

Contact Little Silver EMS by going to littlesilverems.org and click "join our squad." 

Becoming a first aider requires 60 hours of training, split up over evenings or weekends. Members are expected to attend a monthly organizational meeting, a monthly drill, respond to about a quarter of all calls annually, help out on fire department calls, and support local special events. 

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