The weather was beautiful Sunday and many township residents took the opportunity to visit the Millburn Volunteer First Aid Squad Headquarters to learn more about the various emergency service teams.
Representatives from the Millburn-Short Hills Chapter of the Red Cross, Millburn Police and Millburn Fire departments were on hand to show how they handle emergencies, from natural disasters to automobile accidents.
Children toured the new ambulance, sat in a fire truck or police car and learned about how they would be treated by the first aid squad in the event of an emergency.
The scheduled helicopter landing and tour was cancelled because the helicopter was re-routed to a double fatality accident in New York state.
First aid squad members John James and Leigh Goodman reiterated the message on the sign that lives permanently on the corner of Glen Avenue and Lackawanna Place: The first aid squad needs volunteers. Training is provided free to volunteers. It begins in September and continues through April when volunteers take the exam to become certified EMTs.
Classes meet twice a week, Monday and Wednesday nights, from 7:30-10 p.m. If you are interested in becoming a member of the volunteer first aid squad, call 973-564-7005.