First Aid & Safety Squad
Avon-by-the-Sea First Aid & Safety Squad
The 2019 elected Squad officers are:
- Bart Barry, President
- Jim Outwater, Vice President
- Bob Stiloski, Secretary
- John Kennedy, Treasurer
- Ken Child, Captain
- Brad Child, 1st Lieutenant
- Colleen Ryan, 2nd Lieutenant
- Chris Bonin, Sergeant
The Avon-by-the-Sea First Aid & Safety Squad is a private, non-profit organization that provides emergency medical and rescue services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the Borough of Avon and neighboring communities when needed.
The Squad has provided these services since 1931. Historically, members have responded to the Hindenburg crash, the Morro Castle fire, and the collapse of the World Trade Center. It currently answers an average of 400 calls for emergency services per year. The Squad also responds to calls for assistance with Avon’s Fire Department. Our members will stand by at the scene of a fire in case our emergency services are needed by residents or firefighters themselves.
The Squad is staffed entirely by volunteer EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians). All EMT training is provided at no cost to the volunteers. Volunteers are always needed and welcome. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to begin training as an EMT. If you would like to visit the Squad building and find out more about the Squad, you can call 732-502-4519.
We do not charge for any service we provide. The Squad relies upon your generous donations to fund our emergency vehicles purchase and maintenance, building utilities, first aid supplies, equipment, and training. Our major fund raisers are the annual “Avon 5K Run/Walk” and the Fund Drive mailing in July. This year's 5K is the 25th annual 5K Run/Walk. It will be held Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 8:30am; click here for the 5K application.
Your cooperation is appreciated in taking the following steps to help us assist you in an emergency:
1. Display house numbers in a well lit & visible location,
2. Keep a list of current medications, medical problems & physician’s name handy.
3. Write down phone numbers, “in case of emergency” & post them by your phone.
We thank you for your continued support.
Interested in joining the Sqaud? Click here for the application.