Mahwah Emergency Medical Services, the newly-formed volunteer group that provides emergency ambulance service to township residents, is hosting an event aimed at introducing itself to the community.
MEMS was formed over the summer, after a majority of members from Mahwah Ambulance Companies 1 and 4 decided a combined effort could more effectively serve the township. Previously, the separate ambulance companies divvied up responsibilities in the township, and were run under different organizational structures.
“We are now one group of volunteers, covering the entire town,” newly-elected MEMS Chief Liz Villano said in the Open House release. “Our four ambulances are stationed at our two buildings, one on Franklin Turnpike and the other on Fardale Avenue. We would like to put out a special appeal for new members, especially those people who either live or work in town that are currently certified as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).”
According to the release, the first-ever MEMS Open House is happening at the North Station, 258 Franklin Turnpike, Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Hot dogs and beverages will be served at the event.
The event will have a "One Town, One Squad" theme.
"The theme basically states what the squad’s goals and objectives are," the release said.
Get more information about the event by calling 201-529-9301 or 201-327-2252, or emailing JoinMahwahEMS@gmail.com.