Want to arrange a school or Scout tour of an ambulance with a talk on emergency response? Contact our Public Relations Manager.
Want to give blood? The Squad sponsors quarterly blood drives in Chatham. The remaining 2017 blood drives are on these Saturdays from 8:30am to 2:30pm:
June 10 outside the Bank of America at Main Street and Fairmount Avenue
September 9 in Chatham's Railroad Plaza South, adjacent to the Farmer's Market
December 2 in the Squad building at 31 N. Passaic Avenue
Want to arrange ambulance coverage for a special event, or arrange for a lift assist? Contact our Operations Lieutenant.
Free provision of emergency alerts and other important community information is provided by "Morris County Citizen Alerts" via text, voice, or email. Register with Citizen Alerts (powered by Everbridge).
Snow Village Winter Wonderland
Want to see the Squad's fabulous Snow Village Winter Wonderland with its model trains? Sorry, but it's closed for the season. Check back here in November for its 2017 grand opening. In the meantime, call 201-572-7920 for more information or to make special arrangements for groups.
Squad member Richard Crater wins EMT Excellence Award
Squad member Richard Crater receives an EMT Excellence Award by Overlook Medical Center on May 24, 2017. He is currently President of the Squad, and is also the Fund Drive Manager, a very important position as almost all of our operational and capital expenses are paid for through citizen donations. Rich has also served as Personnel VP and Finance VP. He has been a Squad member for 16 years.
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Sam Francis awarded the Dick Richards Award for Excellence
On February 11, 2017, at the Squad's annual officer installation dinner, Squad member Sam Francis (at right) was awarded the Dick Richards Award for Excellence by President Rich Crater.
Sam is a very active member of the Squad, having served as Captain (twice), President, Crew Chief, and Finance Vice President (twice). While those roles represent significant achievements, it is Sam's commitment to operational excellence that sets him apart. In 2007, as Captain, Sam took the initiative to elevate the Squad's traditions of professionalism and service to the next level by creating and documenting Principles of Governance. These are the procedures and tenets under which CES operates. He then took the next step which has all members committing to these principles and our governance process. This is one good example of Sam's impact on the Squad.
The Dick Richards Award for Excellence is given very rarely, and Sam represents the kind of commitment and excellence this award envisioned. Please join us in congratulating Sam Francis.
Squad Members John and Christine Grobert receive Distinguished Service Award from the Chatham Jaycees
The Chatham Jaycees awarded their 2016 Distinguished Service Award to John and Christine Grobert on June 14. Both Groberts are longtime members of the Chatham Emergency Squad.
Christine Grobert, a teacher in the district, was a teenager when she helped organize the annual St. Patrick Church Appalachia Help Week.
She also chaired the Chatham Historical Society event when Chatham set a Guinness Book of World Record for the most people simultaneously blowing a wooden train whistle during the 100-year celebration of the Chatham Train Station.
John Grobert, filling in for his wife's shift on the Chatham Emergency Squad, answered a call and helped deliver a baby last November. He was recently recognized by the Borough of Chatham for his "dedication to duty" in caring for the newborn.