Berkeley First Aiders Lauded

Photo by Chris Lundy

BERKELEY – Members of the Silver Ridge Park First Aid Squad received a Distinguished Service Award during a recent Township Council meeting for their life-saving actions.

On Oct. 11, 2017, the first aid squad responded to a home in Silver Ridge Park Westerly, Mayor Carmen Amato said. Although the call was just for a nosebleed, one of the responders smelled gas. They called the police and the gas company came out to fix the leak.

If it wasn’t for the fast thinking of the volunteer crew, there was a good chance that there could have been a fatal incident, Amato said.

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Chris Lundy is News Editor at Micromedia. He has covered Ocean County news and features in various publications since 2003. Lundy worked for Gannett with articles in The Beacon, Observer and Asbury Park Press. He's also written for the Community Connection, Patch and ShoreBeat.