First Aid squad in Spring Lake needs more volunteers

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The Spring Lake First Aid Squad responds to calls in Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights and the surrounding area. Capt. Rocky Rockhill asked for residents of both boroughs to join the squad and keep it going. PHOTO BY STEVE WEXLER

SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake First Aid Squad needs more volunteers.

Capt. Rocky Rockhill issued the call after presenting his 2018 activity report to the borough council on Jan. 22, citing a decline in membership.

Currently, the first aid squad has 23 members — 10 active, six active exempt, two associates, two cadets and three in college, Capt. Rockhill said.

Capt. Rockhill said the squad is looking for people of all ages to volunteer to help from cadets aged 16 and up. However, he said the squad is hoping for some younger people to join, learn and eventually take over some day.

Overall, a total of 1,108 calls were answered by the First Aid Squad during 2018, totaling 5,169 hours, he said.

The numbers covered calls within Spring Lake as well as in neighboring municipalities covered by shared service agreements.

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