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September Member Spotlight

September’s member spotlight features EMT Randy Mabie. Randy joined the Squad as a certified EMT in 2013 while simultaneously volunteering for another EMS organization. Like many of our members, Randy was drawn to FRFARS due to the high call volume which provides our EMTs with opportunity to keep their skills sharp while helping others. Six years on, FRFARS proved to be a good fit for Randy who enjoys a good challenge, likes to learn, and enjoys motivating others.
Like many of our members who began EMS as adults, Randy works full-time outside of the emergency services community. He currently works for a firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions helping to transform business and technology processes. When not working or volunteering his time as an EMT, Randy enjoys spending time with his wife of 28 years, Hannah, and their two college-age children. The whole family enjoys outdoor activities, including camping, running, and mountain biking. Randy is also a US Air Force veteran.

To other working adults considering volunteering with the Squad, Randy has a simple piece of advice: “Do it. It feels great to give back and work with a professional team. We have flexible hours and will work around your job.”

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Member Spotlight

The Flemington – Raritan First Aid & Rescue Squad is excited to announce the start of a new program, Member Spotlight. Once a month we will be spotlighting one of our members along with their contributions and achievements within our organization and our community.

With the 4th of July stirring our patriotism, we figured there was no better place to start than with one of our younger members who recently enlisted in the United States Army with the goal of becoming a combat medic.

EMT Kelly Franchino

Following in her sister Lisa’s footsteps, EMT Kelly Franchino, 18, joined the department at the age of 16. In the spring of 2018, Kelly completed the required training and passed the testing to earn her New Jersey Emergency Medical Technician Certification. Kelly sharpened her skills as one of our junior members over the past two years. In May, Kelly moved to a full adult member of the organization. She recently graduated from Hunterdon Central High School and enlisted with the US Army. She reports to boot camp in early August.  In addition to her hard work and dedication to FRFARS, Kelly is a lifeguard/swim instructor at Little Dolphins Swim Academy. She enjoys cheerleading and Irish step dancing. If you happen to see Kelly out and about, please help us in wishing her the best of luck as she pursues her career in the US Army as a combat medic (68W).

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Focus Group Invitation

ATTENTION FLEMINGTON, RARITAN TOWNSHIP, and DELAWARE TOWNSHIP NEIGHBORS:

The Flemington-Raritan First Aid & Rescue Squad is currently preparing to launch a large-scale capital campaign to help us raise funds for our planned new building, located on Royal Road in Raritan Township. We have retained the services of Ruotolo Associates, a national firm with experience planning non-profit fundraising to conduct a study providing insights and strategies to help the squad have the greatest chance of success in our campaign. As part of this study, we will be hosting two focus groups open to local members of our community, located at our Squad building at 26 State Route 12, Flemington, NJ.

·        Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

·        Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM

We would like to invite interested members of our community who either live, work, or own a business in our coverage area to participate in our focus groups, facilitated by Ruotolo Associates staff. The goal of the focus group sessions is to better understand how the Squad fits into our community and for local participants to share their thoughts and ideas about how we may best meet our goal. The focus group is NOT a solicitation.

To participate in one of our focus group sessions, please contact campaign@frfars.org or fill out the form below, providing your name, municipality of residence or business, a contact phone number, and preferred session. One of our team members will be in touch. Thank you for your time and support.

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JOB POSTING

Emergency Medical Technician – Per-Diem

Posting Open until positions filled

JOB SUMMARY:

An EMT responsible for completing a 2 person BLS crew that will respond to 911 calls for service, provide appropriate patient care, and complete electronic patient care reports for each incident.  In addition, the crew may be asked to participate in stand-bys, public events, and public outreach programs during an assigned shift.  The individual will also be responsible for completing daily house duties and other tasks deemed necessary and assigned by the Chief, President, Operations Supervisor, and/or Deputy Operations Supervisor.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 1 Year Experience as a certified New Jersey or National Registry EMT
  • Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record
  • At least 19 Years of Age
  • Ability to operate as part of a 2-person crew including patient movement / lifting
  • Minimum 48 hours per month availability with varied hours to include days, nights, and weekends
  • Technology proficient

MANDATORY CERTIFICATIONS:

  • New Jersey or National Registry EMT-B
  • CPR for Professional Rescuer
  • Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO)
  • Incident Command 100 & 200 (ICS-100 & 200)
  • National Incident Management System 700 (NIMS 700)
  • Blood Borne Pathogens within the past year

PERFERRED CERTIFICATIONS:

  • NFPA compliant awareness, operations, or technician level rescue classes
  • NJ Firefighter I & II
  • Advanced Incident Command Courses
  • EMS Response to Large Scale Incidents
  • CBRNE Ops
  • WMD Awareness
  • PHTLS, PEPP, GEMS or equivalent courses

SALARY:

Starting rate of $14.00-$15.00/hr based on certifications and experience with an increase of $0.50/hr after completion of 90-day probationary period.

APPLICATION DETAILS:

For inquires, or to apply for this position, please submit a detailed resume and cover letter via email to employment@frfars.org

August Member Spotlight

This month’s member spotlight is Alexa Carten. Alexa is one of our newer members joining us in January 2019 after earning her Emergency Medical Technician Certification in 2017. Alexa got involved with EMS her sophomore year of college, fell in love with it, and joined our agency due to our high call volume and opportunity to make an impact. This summer, Alexa has donated more hours than any other EMT in our organization, a total of 257 during the summer months. This averages out to over 85 hours per month, more than three times the 24 hour per month volunteer requirement. During these hours, Alexa provided 911 emergency response to over 85 incidents in our community.

Alexa recently graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s Degree in Audiology and Speech Therapy. She is currently pursuing a career as a Physician Assistant and is currently evaluating programs. When Alexa is not spending her time here, she can be found hiking and kayaking. When we ask her friends or family to describe Alexa in a few works, the more common answers are, hardworking, compassionate and helpful.

If you see Alexa on our trucks or around town, be sure to say hello.

Per-Diem Emergency Medical Technician

The Flemington Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad is currently accepting Application for Per-Diem Emergency Medical Technicians. Detail are listed below.

Resume and Cover Letter should be sent via email to employment@frfars.org

National Volunteer Week

As part of National Volunteer Week we would like to take a moment to recognize all the Squad’s volunteers, without whom we would not be able to provide all the services that we offer to our community. In 2018 our members volunteered over 13,400 hours of duty time. Those hours do not include all of the training and drill hours our volunteers put in to stay proficient in their skills. As of April 1st we are proud to say we are on track to exceed 2018’s volunteer hours in 2019.

National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 by Points of Light and has grown exponentially each year. National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world.

If you are interested in joining our team, please feel free to visit our website; www.frfars.org/joinnow

Attention local residents and business owners:


We need your help! There are still spaces available to participate in our Focus Group session. The Focus Group will be held on Thursday, March 28th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Rescue Squad building. Come share insights, ideas, and strategies to help your local Emergency Medical Services and Rescue Services provider as we continue to work towards making our new headquarters a reality. This invitation is NOT a solicitation for donations and there is no financial obligation to participate. Please sign up using the link below. We hope to meet you on Thursday.

Clean Trucks

What does the crew do when the weather is nice? They start with cleaning the winter salt and grime off the ambulances and heavy rescue!

Are you interested in joining our team? We are always looking for new volunteers. Visit www.frfars.org/joinnow to fill out our application.

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