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Lakeland EMS operates out of three stations covering nearly 50 square miles of Andover Borough, Andover Township, & Byram Township. Station 1 Station 1 is known as the Cranberry Building and is located on Route 206 in Byram Township just South of Cranberry Lake before Cat Swamp Hill. In addition to housing two ambulances, the rescue truck, and special operations trailer, Cranberry also has a large meeting/training room, kitchen, lounge and TV room, and offices for the Line and Executive Board. The picture above shows Cranberry in 2002, with old 230, old 232, and old 231. Station 2 Station 2 is located at the intersection of Route 206 and Goodale Road in Andover Township. Our Goodale sub-station houses two ambulances and the first response unit. The picture above shows Goodale in 2002, with old 234 and old 233. Station 3 Station 3 is another sub-station located in the Public Safety Complex on Lee Hill Road, Byram Township. Lakeland normally houses a fifth ambulance here and shares space with the Byram Township Police Department and Fire...Read More
Lakeland Emergency Squad, in cooperation with the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Emergency Management, is proud to announce the formation of a new Special Operations Unit for rehab of Sussex County’s Firefighters, EMS, Police and OEM personnel during strenuous incidents. Lakeland EMS has been providing this service to our area emergency responders for several years, and because of our success other agencies have been requesting our assistance. Currently, rehab equipment and supplies are carried on Lakeland’s rescue truck. Due to the lack of space for expanding our capabilities, SCOEM has recently offered us the assignment of a 30’ travel trailer from their fleet of FEMA trailers they purchased two years ago. This trailer will allow us to go beyond simple rehab services and function at more complex incidents as well as effectively create a mass casualty unit and mobile medical aid station. Rehab is an imperative function for emergency workers to receive while performing strenuous duties at the scenes of fires, accidents, searches, haz-mat, wildland rescues, extended police incidents and other large emergencies to maintain their good health in these conditions. Heart attacks and other critical medical conditions contribute to a large percentage of line of duty deaths across the country due to the exertion placed on the body during these such incidents. We are working closely with the Sussex County Fire Marshal and Fire Chiefs’ Association to develop guidelines for the use of this unit, closely following guidelines already established by FEMA for rehab. This unit will be available to all of Sussex County’s emergency service agencies. Our members have committed to operating and transporting this unit whenever and wherever the need arises. We will work alongside...Read More
Current Apparatus 43-51 is a 2003 Horton 523 on a Ford E450 Super Duty chassis. 4351 was the work-horse of the fleet up until the 2009 ambulances arrived, when it was the first due ambulance out of the Goodale Building (St. 2). 4351 is the twin rig of 4353. *This ambulance is due for remount in 2016.* 43-56 is a 2006 Chevrolet C5500 4×4 Crew Cab with a 12’ Anchor-Richey EVS rescue body. 4356 runs out of the Cranberry Building and responds to motor vehicle accidents, fire calls, any rehab assignment, or other type of rescue call. In addition to standard rescue equipment, the truck is equipped with a light tower and rehab supplies, carrying two 10′ x 10′ tents, two misting fans, a portable heater, ample amounts of drinking water, and non-perishable food. 43-52 is a 2009 Horton 553 on a Ford E450 Super Duty chassis. 4352 is the twin rig of 4355 and is assigned to Station 1 in Byram. Rescue Ambulance 43-55 is a 2009 Horton 553 on a Ford E450 Super Duty chassis; this rig is identical to 4352, but is stationed in Andover at the Goodale Building. In addition to the rescue tools carried on 4356, 4355 is the only ambulance in the fleet which carries Powerhawk extrication (JAWS) equipment (although 4351 and 4352 are both setup to carry the jaws should 4355 be out of service). 43-53 is a 2003 Horton 523 on a Ford E450 Super Duty chassis. 4353 runs out of Cranberry (St. 1) in Byram. 4353 is the twin of 4351. *This ambulance is due for remount in 2016.* 43-58 is a 2006 Dodge Durango First Response & Incident Command...Read More
A Brief History of the Lakeland Emergency Squad 1939 – 2013 ”Curiosity to explore lake depths” was reported in the Newark Evening News as being the reason for founding the Lakeland Emergency Squad. That was only partly true. The founders, looking ahead, considered this the first step to what we see today. At that time, there was a void in emergency underwater recovery services, whether it was personal property or that of a drowning victim. The Squad was the first volunteer group in the United States to use diving gear for the recovery of those victims. The first diving gear was a helmet made from a gas tank of a car with air supplied by hand pumps. The surprising thing was that it worked! Word of the novel group spread, and by 1940 the Squad’s services were requested by officials from a wide area. Thus, the Squad continued to expand. The helmet gave way to back-pack entry suits and that led to SCUBA. By the end of 1939, plans were underway to expand into other forms of rescue. Equipment was made, borrowed, begged for, and sometimes purchased toward that end. This continued expansion has gone on to this day. When problems can be foreseen, the Squad will prepare for them before they happen. A major expansion occurred in 1949 when the membership voted to inaugurate ambulance and first aid service. This was operational on January 1, 1950, and since then the bulk of the Squad’s activity has been in this field. The group was originally named the Cranberry Lake Salvage Unit. This was later changed to the Lakeland Volunteer Salvage Unit when it incorporated. The name was changed again...Read More
For those interested in volunteering for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) on the Lakeland Emergency Squad, we are looking for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) and Drivers. In order to become a driver with the Lakeland Emergency Squad, new members will be given a CPR course and will be given a Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO) course. Courses generally run throughout the year, and the new member must pass a written test and practical at the end of the EMT course. All courses are free of charge to the member. The Lakeland Emergency Squad schedules duty crews Sunday through Friday from 6:00pm-5:00am; however, you may also join as a daytime member with no evening duty crew requirements. Squad members will be scheduled to cover a particular night or make up the same amount of time during the weekdays. Members do not need to stay at the buildings during assigned duty crew times and usually respond from their homes. Aside from duty crew commitments, members also attend one monthly business meeting held the first Tuesday of each month and one drill held the third Tuesday of each month. The Squad also participates in several local events to provide EMS support to the community. The Lakeland Emergency Squad is always looking for new members and those who are interested are encouraged to download a membership form and send it in. Also if you have any questions feel free to stop by on the first (8PM) or third (7:30PM) Tuesday of each month at our Byram Building, 221 Route 206. You may also contact us with questions or to schedule a better...Read More
The Lakeland Emergency Squad operates a rescue team, in addition to providing basic life support services. The rescue team provides vehicle extrication, fire scene support, search and rescue, and more. The team operates a 2006 Chevrolet C5500 4×4 Crew Cab with a 12’ Anchor-Richey EVS rescue body. The truck is equipped with numerous hydraulic rescue tools (Jaws of Life), rope rescue, air bags, jacks, cribbing and stabilizers, numerous hand tools, chain saws, metal cutting saws, air tools, 12,000lb winch, 5,000lb portable winch, misting fans, space heater, refrigerator, portable lights, SCBAs, portable tents and chairs, chains and come-a-longs, and more. This truck replaced our 1979 International / Saulsbury heavy rescue truck. After years of research and months of defining our specifications the Township of Byram agreed to purchase a new truck for the team. Rescue members are trained in vehicle extrication and heavy rescue operations. These members are state trained and certified, including re-certification every three years at Bergen County Rescue School. Additional training is done through in-house and out-of-town drills. As per protocol, the team responds to all motor vehicle accidents, technical rescues, fires and assists to our EMTs when needed for lifting and assistance at medical calls. The rescue team has responded to some notable calls in it’s 70 year history. We started out as an underwater recovery team. We’ve performed several dives over the decades. As services evolved we got into performing other types of rescue services, including vehicle rescue. In past years we have responded to cave rescues, mountain climbing accidents, trench rescues, mass evacuations and mass casualty incidents. Today, additional services are being researched and considered. If you are interested in this type of volunteer...Read More
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For those interested in volunteering for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) on the Lakeland Emergency Squad, we are looking for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) and Drivers.
The Lakeland Emergency Squad operates a rescue team, in addition to providing basic life support services. The rescue team provides vehicle extrication, fire scene support, search and rescue, and more.