Brielle EMS volunteers hold open house and blood drive

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BRIELLE — Brielle EMS spent their Saturday hosting an open house at the first aid building for members of the community and hopefully gain some new volunteers in the process.

With a grill cooking burgers and hotdogs, the community had the chance to hear from the volunteers about the service they provide and how others can become involved.

The open house also included a blood drive by Robert Wood Johnson. Those who donated were treated to lunch and beverages afterward.

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“It’s been pretty good so far,” said EMS volunteer Cheryl Shaak. “We decided to do it when we found out Brielle Day was canceled.”

“This is going on, the fire company is selling their roast beef sandwiches down at the firehouse right now, so we’re doing our fake Brielle Day,” said Ms. Shaak.

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