The Shrewsbury First Aid Squad has completed a very active
2013. During 2013, squad members responded to 491 calls. 122 of these
calls were handled during 2013's fourth quarter. Of the 491 calls, 229
of these calls were to businesses, the remainder were to residents or
motor vehicle accidents.
Five new EMTs joined the Shrewsbury First Aid squad during 2013. These
new members completed180 hours of training, preparing them to provide
comprehensive emergency medical care to victims of injury or illness. Monthly
CPR classes were administered by squad members to a total of 60
residents. In addition, the squad continued its long standing tradition
of training Shrewsbury Borough School eight graders in CPR. In 2013, 58
eight graders were trained in CPR.
Finally, during one of the squad's proudest moments, the squad's meeting
room was dedicated in honor of our long standing member Jack Connors,
who served the squad for 45 years.