Avalon Rescue Squad
EMERGENCY DIAL 9-1-1
Kevin Scarpa, MICP
Rescue Squad Coordinator
The Avalon Rescue Squad is an Emergency Medical Service provider licensed by the NJ Dept. of Health. Our goal is to provide the highest quality pre-hospital emergency care to the citizens and guests of Avalon in time of illness, injury, crisis, or disaster. This professional service is rendered 24-hour-a-day utilizing the highest standards of training and state-of-the-art equipment.
The Borough of Avalon staffs the Avalon Rescue Squad with two (2) certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) at all times. The primary responsibility of this “duty-crew” is to respond to life-threatening emergencies within the jurisdiction of Avalon and, if requested, its neighboring municipalities. All Avalon ambulances and police cars are equipped with Automatic External Defibrillators (AED). Additionally, the Avalon Rescue Squad has spearheaded an effort to place these AEDs in places of public assembly where they may be used by trained persons prior to the arrival of first responders. Over twenty AEDs have been placed so far, and all of them purchased exclusively with donations.
All of the ambulances and AEDs purchased by the Avalon Rescue Squad were funded solely by private donations from our home owners and residents. With your continued support, we are able to provide the best equipment to render the highest standard of care to our patients. We thank all of our benefactors for their incredible generosity and we will strive to continue to improve the services we provide to the community.
If you should have any additional questions about the Avalon Rescue Squad, contact Coordinator Kevin Scarpa at the number above.
This 1995 unit was previously used by a medial transport agency in the Appalachian Mountains. It was purchased by the Avalon Rescue Squad, Inc. and refurbished by the dedicated staff of Avalon Public Works. It is an exceptional tool which enhances our capability to respond during hurricanes, northeasters and blizzards, in addition to on the soft sand of our beaches, which are times and places that would challenge our standard fleet. This vehicle and all of its appurtenances were purchased exclusively with private donations to the Avalon Rescue Squad, Inc.
In the summer of 2006, Avalon EMS responded to a Sudden Cardiac Arrest on the 40th street beach path. The patient was found with no pulse and not breathing. Initial CPR and Defibrillation restored pulses, and follow-up care proved successful. One year later, Peter Weber had made a full recovery. He is pictured here with the EMTs from his call, Robin Camp (L), Victoria Mossbrook and Hugh McElroy. Both Mr. Weber and his daughter made very generous donations to the Avalon Rescue Squad, but for our EMTs, his presence is reward enough.
The Avalon Rescue Squad received a gracious donation of $3,500 from Mrs. Ann Grillo. The funds were raised at the annual Joseph N. Grillo Memorial Golf Tournament. The Avalon Rescue Squad relies heavily on donations for the purchase of vehicles and medical equipment. Pictured are members of the Avalon Rescue Squad accepting a check from Mrs. Grillo (l-r) Walt Mikota, Annemarie McCormick, Ed Dean, Rick Dean, Ed Taylor, Hugh McElroy, Chief Kevin Scarpa, William Martin, Robin Camp, Mrs. Ann Grillo, Jonathan Schwartz, Mayor Martin Pagliughi and Nicholas DiFulgo.
The Avalon Rescue Squad is a 501c3 exempt organization.
Avalon Rescue Squad, PO Box 233, Avalon, NJ 08202