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Welcome to Port Reading First Aid Squad

About Us

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Our History

 

The Port Reading First Aid Squad was founded in September of 1970. For almost 50 years, we have been dedicated to providing the highest quality pre-hospital emergency medical treatment and transportation to the residents and visitors in Woodbridge Township and the neighboring communities.   

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Happening Now

THANK YOU!!! Your generous contributions helped us achieve our 2018 fund drive goal!!! We have upped our goals for 2019. Check out our 


UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Easter Flower Sale April 18th -21st 
  • Mothers Day Flower Sale May 10th-12th
  • 2019 Fund Drive Fund Drive will be arriving in your mailbox May 19th-25th  


We will once again be visiting School #9 for EMS Week! This year's safety demonstration will again include a visit from the New Jersey State Police Air Medical Helicopter, weather permitting. 


In order to provide exceptional service to our local community, especially the residents of Port Reading, we are currently and actively seeking  experienced Emergency Medical Technicians for employment. If you are interested, please contact our office, or visit us in person.  

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Spring Is In The Air

The Spring is a great time to take a look at your home to make sure it is as safe as possible. Hazards add up over time and increase the risk of falls or accidents. This is a top reason for seniors to lose mobility. Regular safety check-ups can reduce the risk for falls. Please use these Spring safety tips as a guide.


Medication

  • Update your list of medications, vitamins and supplements
  • Safely dispose of any medications you no longer take or that have expired
    • Woodbridge Township can help - call 732-738-1311 ext. 3035

Bathroom

  • Replace bath mats with non-skid low profile mats
  • Make sure tub or shower floor is non-slip
    • This can be accomplished with stick on decals
  • Have a night light in the bathroom to make it easy to see at night

Kitchen

  • Post emergency contact information on the fridge and near the telephone
  • Check appliances for proper operation
    • Stove, refrigerator, etc.

Bedroom

  • Ensure that phones and/or medical alert devices are easy to reach from the bed
  • Your bed should be easy to get in and out of

General House

  • Set the water heater at a temperature that won't scald
  • Clear hallways and main floor spaces of clutter
  • Secure all electrical cords at the edges of rooms
    • Cords should never be stretched under carpeting or through doorways
  • Changing light bulbs to long lasting LED bulbs will save you money on your electric bill while providing you with bright lighting
  • Change smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries or switch to a new 10-year detector
  • Make sure fire extinguishers are fully charged and easily accessible 
  • Check that furniture is sturdy and in good shape 
  • Flooring should be smooth and free of trip hazards

Outside the House

  • Make sure that your house numbers are clearly visible from the street, night and day
  • Check that walkways are clear, free of tripping hazards and have supportive handrails where needed

If you are a senior and are in need of assistance with some home repairs, this link may help. 


https://dailycaring.com/7-sources-of-home-repair-assistance-for-seniors/

Find Us

Port Reading First Aid Squad

916 West Ave Port Reading, New Jersey

(732) 636-1888

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