HIGHLANDS, NJ - Some 33 students at Henry Hudson Regional High School turned out Monday to learn about the Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad’s Cadet group.
Cadet Will Reynolds, a HHRS senior, talked with students about becoming a member of the organization, which gives those between the ages of 14 and 18 a chance to give back to their community by becoming part of the award-winning, all-volunteer EMS organization.
Members of the AHFAS demonstrated various EMS techniques, discussed the squad’s mission, and let students tour an ambulance.
The squad also had on hand an AED trainer as well as lifting and moving equipment.
As a member of the AHFAS Cadets, participants learn basic first aid, CPR and what it takes to be part of a volunteer EMS organization. Once members reach the age of 16 they are allowed to go on some actual emergency calls under close supervision of adult members. When they become 18, Cadets can transfer to the adult team. Cadet members meet once a month and participate in several events throughout the year, including the squad’s annual Santa Runs.
Reynolds designed the event as a way to encourage HHRS students to consider joining group. By the time he and the AHFAS members were done, there were a dozen new potential Cadets.
For more information about the AHFAS Cadets, log onto https://www.ahfirstaid.org/cadets/ or call our non-emergency number at (732) 291-8118.