The event features activities for the whole family (including Fido) focusing on the importance of safety and first aid. CPR demonstrations will be held throughout the day, the K-9 team will practice drills, and representatives using a K-9 mannequin will show how to resuscitate a pet with an oxygen mask. Children will be able to participate in a mock 911 emergency dispatch center, take tours of an ambulance, receive coloring books, and have a chance to work inside the teddy bear hospital.
Squad members will also be on hand to discuss the ongoing volunteer recruitment campaign for
teens and adults. Volunteers are needed to become emergency medical technicians, K-9
search-and-rescue handlers, marine services members, or to join the youth squad for teens
ages 12-18. Details about the various volunteer opportunities will be available at the event.
EMS Week is a joint effort between the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and
the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). The annual event brings
together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication
of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s front line. This year’s
theme is “stronger together.”
“We’re looking forward to having members of the community visit our station and learn more
about the important work our EMS members do on a daily basis,” said Chief Harry J. Heller III.
“Keeping the public informed through events like EMS week is crucial to keeping the community
safe and sound.”
The open house will be held from 1-4 p.m. on May 20 at the Lambertville – New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad station, 70 Alexander Ave., in Lambertville.
For more information about EMS week or to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the
squad, call (609) 397- 0945 or visit LNHARS online.
Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad responds to approximately 1,900
emergency medical and water rescue calls annually in Lambertville, New Hope, West Amwell,
Solebury and Delaware townships. The organization counts on men and women of all ages and
all backgrounds to join together and respond to these emergencies.