STAFFORD – Stafford Township EMS Squad 38 recently welcomed two new members to its ranks. Meet the newest additions to Squad 38 Jessica Lependorf and Maddy Brown, both former Miss Stafford Township winners.
Jessica Lependorf, 19, is a graduate of the Class of 2018 at Southern Regional High School. She is currently pursuing a degree in nursing at Stockton University. Prior to her college career, Lependorf was the captain of the varsity cheerleading team at SRHS, maintained perfect attendance, earned high honor roll all four years and student of the month for the senior class, and was involved in Spanish Club, DD&B Club and Rotary’s Interact Club.
Lependorf’s record of community involvement doesn’t stop there. She was also named Miss Stafford Township 2017, allowing the opportunity to become more involved in the community she calls home.
“Jessica always felt connected to the Stafford Township EMS. They were called to assist her grandmother on multiple occasions,” according to Squad 38.
She got involved as a probationary member of the squad in February 2019, providing help has so many different levels, from performing CPR to holding the patient’s hand. Now that her training is complete, her experiences as a member of the EMS will help her prepare for her future as a nurse.
The other new recruit is 16-year old Maddy Brown. Brown is a student attending Southern Regional High School where she is involved in lacrosse, field hockey, running, and JROTC. She is also the reigning Miss Stafford 2018. Outside of school, she demonstrates a great love for music, teaching herself to play multiple instruments as well as singing.
Brown has aspired to be a member of the squad since she was just six years old.
“Her parents, Joe and Ali Giberson, raised Maddy around Squad 38 where she thrived in the atmosphere. She has a strong desire to help people and knows that she can be a support for someone during a troubling day of their life. She hopes to make things a little better and appreciates about how lucky she is to be part of the squad which extends her family, and gives her a home away from home,” according to Squad 38.
Stafford EMS serves the emergency medical and first aid needs of Stafford residents, as well as the surrounding areas. Volunteers respond to calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The crew is enthusiastic about their two new members and looking forward to the great work they will provide to the township.
If you wish to volunteer or learn more about how you can help Squad 38, visit squad38.com/ or https://visitlbiregion.com/thrive-in-105-volunteer-first-responders/.