|Fire Dept - EMS|
LITTLE SILVER VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
Throughout the past 100 years, the members of the Little Silver Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 have faithfully and steadfastly responded to the calls of those in need. Unselfishly rendering aid at a moments notice has been the hallmark of all firefighting units, past & present. The Little Silver Fire Company had it's beginnings steeped in this proud tradition, in which the legend of the firefighter continues.
Fire Company website and more information, click here .
EMERGENCY: DIAL 9-1-1
For General Non-Emergency Information:
543 Prospect Avenue
FIRE CHIEF: 848-207-7220
LITTLE SILVER EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
Little Silver Emergency Medical Services (LSEMS) is a 100% volunteer organization that responds to all the medical and traumatic emergencies, as well as fire department calls, in the borough of Little Silver 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. LSEMS also provides a stand-by crew for community events such as football games at RBR, races such as the Little Silver 5k and George Sheehan Run, graduations at Markham Place School and Red Bank Regional High School, the Red Bank Fireworks and other large community events where there is potential for an injury or medical emergency.
EMERGENCY: DIAL 9-1-1
EMS website and more information, click here .
First Aiders Needed in Little Silver
The Little Silver Volunteer Emergency Medical Service 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,” says Elizabeth Giblin, Captain of LSEMS. “Little Silver Volunteer Emergency Medical Service has an excellent reputation for its expertise and for the personal concern and compassionate response we bring 24/7 to everything from a stomach ache to a life-threatening emergency.”
On average, about one Little Silver household in twelve calls Little Silver EMS for an emergency each year.
Capt. Giblin says that getting an ambulance crew together during the day has gotten tough. Several members have retired and moved away; others have taken jobs outside of town.
“It has become much harder to put together the minimum crew we require for each call,” says Captain Giblin. “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.
“By belonging to Little Silver EMS, you are helping your neighbors when they need you most,” says Capt. Giblin. “You will acquire lifesaving skills that can help you and your family. You are joining a community of caring, generous, enthusiastic people with a proud tradition of service.”
CLICK HERE to contact Little Silver EMS (then 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.
“If you’re even considering joining, call us or talk to a squad member you may know,” says Capt. Giblin. “We can really use your help, and you’ll be glad you volunteered.”