STAFFORD – Stafford Township EMS continues to grow in size, adding 15 new members to its squad during the new member orientation on Feb. 10.
The new member orientation class is meant to introduce probationary members to the officers and membership of Squad 38, give the newcomers a chance to learn about the apparatus and equipment, and foster an understanding of the organization.
The squad, which added 20 new members in July of 2018, noted that they are grateful for every member that chooses to join.
Stafford EMS answers nearly 3,000 calls for service a year.
“Our new members will get to experience every type of call we receive. Being assigned a duty crew, (2 EMTs or 1 driver and 1 EMT), our probationary members will be able to grasp the skills and knowledge to understand our work environment, which in turn, will give them a well-rounded experience and help them when they attend EMT school in the near future,” stated a post by Stafford EMS.
Stafford’s Squad 38 is volunteer-based, made up of community members who devote time and energy to helping others in need.
“There’s a realization that in doing this we help our own heart, but that doesn’t lessen the commitment we make each and every day,” stated the post. “Stafford EMS holds each and every one of our members to the highest of standards. We are incredibly proud of our entire membership for putting the time that they give to help others that need it most.”