Published On: Mon, Jan 15th, 2018

Looking for a resolution you can keep? Join Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad.

New Year’s resolutions can be tricky. Whether it’s pledging to lose weight, make more money or find true love, most people focus on ways they can make their own lives better.

But soon they realize these resolutions are hard to keep and they give up.

This year, before you throw in the towel on making a change, think about making a commitment that will not only improve your life, but also help save the lives of your neighbors, friends and family, too.

And it’s easy to do, according to the Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad (LNHARS).

They’re asking folks to consider joining the ordinary men and women who volunteer at (LNHARS). They do extraordinary things every day. And this year, you could be just like them.

To make a life-changing, life-saving resolution, follow these three easy steps:

1. Consider Your Skill Set and Interests.
Do you thrive on adrenaline, yet keep your calm in intense situations? Do you have, or want to learn, medical or first aid skills? You could be an EMT! We’ll teach you the skills needed to save lives!

Do you and your dog have a special bond? Become part of our K-9 unit! Our handlers and dogs are certified in all aspects of K-9 Search and Rescue including, wilderness search, water recovery, human remains (cadaver) search, and collapsed structure search. You and man’s best friend will do extraordinary things together!

Do you have experience piloting different types of boats and related equipment? Do you want to help out during a dangerous flood or river rescue? Join the marine services unit and save lives on the water.

Are you between the ages of 12-18 years old and want to learn CPR and other first aid skills from trained professionals? Do you think you have what it takes to assist first responders during an emergency situation? You could join the youth squad!

2. Determine how much time you can commit.
Whether you can respond whenever someone needs help, have just a few hours each month to spare, or something in-between, there’s a volunteer role for you. The Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance Rescue Squad can help you determine how to fit volunteering into your busy schedule.

3. Visit www.LNHARS.org
There’s much more information on becoming a volunteer. Click on the website’s “Join Our Team” tab and learn more about the ways you can help, including answers to frequently asked questions. Then you can fill out a simple form, and a current volunteer or staff member will quickly be in touch, LNHARS says.

“Volunteering is a fantastic way to give back to your community, but it will also do so much for you personally,” said Chief Harry Heller III. “Resolve to make a difference by joining our crew.”

“There’s no better time to get a fresh start on helping your community,” said President Don Huggins. “By volunteering your time, you’re not only helping others, you’re also helping yourself. The need is great and so is the feeling of saving lives.”

The new year has just begun, so it’s not too late to make a resolution you’ll actually want to keep. Pledge to help the community you love, and visit LNHARS online.

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