Galloway Twp Ambulance Squad

Training Day 2018

April 19th, 2018Story by Matthew Perri

Another job well done in the books! On March 24th, 2018 the entire Galloway Township Ambulance Squad participated in an intense full day learning session.  Coverage for the residents of Galloway Township and surrounding communities were provided by Atlanticare BLS, and by The Hamilton Township Rescue Squad. The Galloway Township Ambulance Squad had several representatives from various agencies assist for the day. The staff were educated about the signs and symptoms of stroke, which was presented by, Chris Murphy of Stryker. Assisting Chris Murphy from Atlanticare was Patrick Topping, who is the Stroke Coordinator for Atlanticare. The staff were also briefed by Marty Bell, who educated everyone on dealing with people who have behavioral health issues. Marty is a PIP screener for Atlanticare Behavioral Health. In addition to the wealth of knowledge the staff had received they also brushed up on the basics, in addition to covering a few new protocols with Galloway Township Ambulance Squads Medical Director, Dr. Westrol. This is just one of the many ways that Galloway Township Ambulance Squad aims to never stop improving our knowledge and understanding of the many facets of EMS.

Evacuation!

February 17th, 2015Story by Steve Burrows

The Galloway Township Ambulance Squad responded to assist the victims of a water pipe burst in a 55+ apartment complex. Pomona Volunteer Fire Company initially responded for a reported fire alarm and soon discovered the true cause of the alarm . Hundreds of gallons of water poured from the burst pipe on the second floor flooding the neighboring apartments and rendering them uninhabitable. Water rained down onto first floor damaging more apartments and created hazards for responders as the ceiling tiles collapsed and fell.

The bitter cold temperatures, heavy snow, and special medical needs of the residents complicated the evacuation. Galloway OEM and the American Red Cross were requested to help displaced residents with no where else to go. All residents with damaged apartments were safely relocated.

Fairwell Dear Friend

February 9th, 2015Story by Chuck Uhl

The Galloway Township Ambulance Squad is saddened by the death of our founding board member, Dr. Michael J. Savini Jr. Doc Savini, as he was referred to by GTAS staff, was a fixture at GTAS events; always enjoying social gatherings with our staff. Humble would be the best way to describe Doc Savini. He was a practicing surgeon for AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus, and in recent years, he spent much of that time caring for the trauma patients that his beloved EMS workers brought to him.

Doc Savini was always an advocate for our staff and ensured that GTAS upheld the highest standards. In September, 2014, GTAS ventured on a new business prospect. Doc Savini volunteered his time to go to a meeting with us and took pride in the project. This was the type of leader Doc was. He stood behind us and would fight for GTAS no matter the cost. Doc Savini will be sorely missed by his GTAS Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Debbie, his wife, and all of his family as they deal with the loss of Doc Savini. Thank you friend for the time you dedicated to us.

"May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the Sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand." -Irish Blessing

Dr. Michael Savini Jr.
April 7th, 1951 - February 4th, 2015

Busy Winter Day

December 10th, 2013Story by Mark Jeffries

During an unexpectedly heavy snow storm, GTAS was dispatched to multiple calls for service in Galloway and Hamilton Townships. GTAS responded by activating more duty crews and had four ambulances running simultaneously to fill the need.

Lietenant Chris Snow, left, and FTO Steve Burrows.

Celebrating The Fourth

July 25th, 2013Story by Mark Jeffries

GTAS celebrated the 4th of July this year during the Galloway Township 4th of July Parade. EMT Burrows was paired with Captain Doyle of GTPD in a golf cart equipped with AED and medical bag to provide mobile care to any medical emergencies in the crowds. The new 26-70 made its first official public appearance in the parade along with 26-78, 26-77, 26-75, and 26-74. During the night, 26-78 stood by at Rhode Island Ave. & the Boardwalk in Atlantic City for the fireworks display.

Thunder Over The Boardwalk!

July 25th, 2013Story by Mark Jeffries

On June 26th, 2013, aerial performers from around the world were over the boards in Atlantic City, performing for hundreds of thousands of spectators. GTAS was there operating the staging branch during the initial phase of the Atlantic City Airshow for the New Jersey EMS Task Force.

Once the EMS resources were properly assigned and organized, GTAS then provided a BLS transport unit and cooling tent unit to Iowa Avenue & the Boardwalk for the remainder of the airshow.

Absegami High School Evacuated!

July 25th, 2013Story by Mark Jeffries

A chemical spill in a science lab forced the evacuation of the Absegami High School. Five students were transported to the hospital due to exposure to the chemical. GTAS, Absecon Emergency Services, Shore Medical EMS, AtlantiCare EMS, and the NJEMS Task Force MCRU 12 were on scene, along with GTFD and the Atlantic County Hazmat Team.

Training Day 2013

July 25th, 2013Story by Mark Jeffries

On April 13th, 2013, the Galloway Township Ambulance Squad held our annual training day. Staff were in store for hours of lecture and training, in addition to receiving some recognition from our township council.

For the short article from The Current, click here.

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