The Tri-Boro First Aid Squad is seeking donations to purchase new hydraulic cots for the squad’s three ambulances.
The cots will replace the existing manual cots. The motorized cots are meant to reduce the risk of injury to patients and squad members.
“We always look to safety first when providing care to our patients — safety to our patients, our members and that of the police and firefighters with whom we work in a team effort,” said John Futcher Jr., squad captain.
The cots are already used by the majority of first aid squads in the area.
The squad will hold a tricky tray Nov. 1 to help purchase the cots. The Fred Brotherton Foundation has donated a “generous grant” toward the purchase of the cots.
“We have received incredible support and donations from local businesses and individuals as well as many sports teams, theater venues, and businesses as far away as Florida and Ohio,” said Joyce Reyes, squad treasurer. “The baskets are numerous with a variety of themes that will be of interest to a wide spectrum of people.”
The squad relies on personal donations, municipal funding, and annual fundraising to help maintain its three ambulances, headquarters, and run training sessions.
Tricky Tray tickets cost $20. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Desserts, water, and coffee will be available. Participants may bring their own food and beverages.
To purchase tickets call Maureen at 862-868-1174 or Hazel at 973-838-2917.