Village gathers for National Night Out

Village gathers for National Night Out

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange community gathered in Meadowland Park on Aug. 1 for National Night Out, an event meant to increase the public’s understanding of services provided by emergency responders and meant to strengthen the bond between responders and residents. Photos Courtesy of Sheena Collum

SORS cadets bring home gold in EMS competition

SORS cadets bring home gold in EMS competition

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, June 11, the South Orange Rescue Squad took part in the fifth annual Bayshore EMS Cadet Competition, hosted by the Keyport First Aid Squad in Keyport, N.J. Competing against 35 other cadet teams, the South Orange Rescue Squad team won first place in the Advanced Team category as well […]

MFAS disbands, town makes SORS official backup

Maplewood contracts with SO Rescue Squad to be official backup for Maplewood Fire Department

MFAS disbands, town makes SORS official backup

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Aug. 2 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee voted to contract for emergency medical services with the South Orange Rescue Squad and to pursue leasing out the Maplewood First Aid Squad Headquarters, as the MFAS is now defunct. The Township Committee voted 4-0 — Committeeman Greg Lembrich was absent — to […]

Provident awards $2,500 community grant to SORS

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Provident Bank Foundation recently awarded the South Orange Rescue Squad with a $2,500 community grant to support the construction of the new training room in their headquarters. The state-of-the-art facility features an ambulance bay for three ambulances and a first-responder vehicle, training and meeting rooms, a kitchen and bunk rooms. […]

Maplewood Fire Department revises emergency medical service protocols

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Fire Chief Michael Dingelstedt recently announced revised protocols for emergency medical services in response to concerns raised following the lengthy response time when an 8-year-old suffered a seizure on March 23. The Maplewood Fire Department completed a review of dispatching procedures and revised its operating procedures as described below. Dingelstedt consulted […]

SO Rescue Squad cuts ribbon at Sloan St. headquarters

SO Rescue Squad cuts ribbon at Sloan St. headquarters

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, June 11, the South Orange Rescue Squad celebrated the opening of its brand-new, state-of-the-art headquarters at 62 Sloan St. in South Orange, next door to the South Orange Fire Department. The location features an ambulance bay for three ambulances and a first-responder vehicle, office, a storage area, a full […]

SORS to celebrate opening of brand-new headquarters

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Rescue Squad, an all-volunteer outfit, will hold a dedication and public open house on Saturday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate the grand opening of its new EMS headquarters at 62 Sloan St. in South Orange. The new state-of-the-art headquarters features an ambulance bay […]