The Chatham Emergency Squad recently received a new ambulance with the latest safety features for crew and patient and the best medical equipment.
"Our commitment of quality care to our patients begins with our members," said Christine Grobert, the squad's newly installed president. "We provide our EMTs with the best possible tools and training to serve the Chatham community. The new ambulance is visible proof of that effort.”
“Putting a new ambulance into service is kind of an exciting
time for the squad,” said new member Ann Tufariello.
Tufariello joined in 2013 and is “on duty” every
Tuesday. As her children have grown and
become increasingly independent, the demands of her schedule have relaxed.
She saw joining the squad as the perfect way
to be engaged in her community in a new way.
"It has proven to be what I hoped. My crew made me feel useful right away and have given great support as I
develop my skills," Tufariello said.
Tufariello said flexibility around her personal schedule has been a pleasant surprise.
“The squad asked for a real commitment that I was happy to make," she said. "When I have a conflict with my scheduled shift, other members are great about filling in for me.”
Grobert noted the squad was able to have
crews of EMTs ready to respond 24/7 but there were openings and they were
actively seeking new members.
will have an informational meeting Sunday at 5 p.m. at 45 Spring St. Adult
residents who would like information on membership are invited to attend.
For more information, visit www.chathamemergencysquad.org and click on volunteer.