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Sat. Mar 10th 2018
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On March 10, 2018 First Responder 405, Ambulances 404, 406 and 408, our Bike Team and our side-by-side vehicle Rescue 40 participated in and provided emergency services for the annual St. Patrick'...
Sat. Feb 24th 2018
This year our members provided EMS coverage for the 25th annual Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights. Ambulances 404, 406,408, Side-by-side vehicles Rescue 40, Rescue 41, and Rescue 42, and First Resp...
About Us

Welcome to Tri-Boro First Aid Squad

The Tri-Boro First Aid Squad was founded in January 1935 and incorporated in January 1938. During the first year of operation, the Squad rendered assistance in 83 emergency calls and 68 silent transportation calls, traveling a total distance of 6,000 miles. The first Squad Building, located on J Street, was completed in 1939. The first ambulance was a ten-year-old Studebaker purchased from the Point Pleasant First Aid Squad. It was first housed in Flitcroft’s garage before the J Street building was constructed, with volunteers answering first aid calls in the three towns originally covered by the Squad: Seaside Park, Seaside Heights and Lavallette. Lavallette soon organized its own first aid squad, and Tri-Boro added the Borough of Island Beach to its coverage area.

Today We continue to cover calls in Seaside Park, Seaside Heights, South Seaside Park (Berkeley Township), and Island Beach State Park, as well as providing support to neighboring towns for mutual aid calls. We respond to approximately 2,000 calls a year ranging from heart attacks, diabetic emergencies, traumatic falls, fire standbys and much more. Additionally, we provided support during Super-Storm Sandy, the Boardwalk fire, the Gentlemen of the Road music festival and the annual Polar Bear plunge.

In 2007, the amount of volunteer EMTs that were a part of Tri-Boro First Aid Squad began to decline. In order to prevent the loss of EMS coverage for the towns that we cover, we began billing for emergency responses/transports. Today we employ approximately 30 EMTs and have staff on duty 24/7, 365 days a year, to ensure the safety of the people within our community. With three state-of-the-art ambulances, a first responder SUV, a John Deere 4x4 Gator, and our newest edition of three bikes, we are able to respond to any emergency call that comes in.   

We still have a very large volunteer basis that we rely heavily on for fundraising and squad events. Despite the fact that we bill for emergency responses, the bulk of our expenses are paid for through the continued support of local residents and local businesses. 

 

 


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