Kiwanis Ambulance Service of Boonton
Now governed by a volunteer board (since 2016), the Kiwanis Ambulance Service of Boonton was started in 1938 and is staffed by professionally trained volunteers who give their free time to help our communities stay safe and healthy. They serve Mountain Lakes and the Town of Boonton.
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|Steve Castalucci||President - Squad Rep||12/31/2018|
|Council Member Mike Wade||Governing Body Liaison|
|Michele Rankin||Secretary - Boonton Twp. Rep||12/31/2018|
|Doug McWilliams||Treasurer - Mt. Lakes Rep||12/31/2018|
|Lucille Rockis||Kiwanis Club Rep||12/31/2018|
|Karl Klingener||County EMS Rep / Advisory Consultant||n/a|
Kiwanis answered over 800 calls last year related to medical, motor vehicle crashes and structure fires. They provide mutual aid to surrounding municipalities and also conduct stand-bys at events including football games, races and carnivals.
Each year is a challenge to raise enough funds to meet expenses. Though both municipalities contribute financially to operations, Kiwanis still relies on donations to help fund their life-saving service.
Their expenses include:
- Maintaining two ambulances, which are each over 10 years old
- Maintaining the building that houses the ambulances and operational HQ
- Replacing radio equipment and emergency supplies
- Training volunteers to keep their skills current (i.e. bleeding control, opioid overdose protocols, and cardiac and respiratory care)
36 active volunteers faithfully responded to over 860 calls for service last year, providing 2,500 volunteer hours to help our neighbors in their hour of need. Kiwanis prioritizes increasing its membership. Recently, the squad has experienced a 70% increase in youth membership (ages 16-18) as well as several new adult members.
The squad is pursuing a billing-for-service model that would allow them to bill insurance companies and secure a sustainable revenue stream. This revenue combined with your donations will facilitate the necessary replacement of equipment and vehicles, as well as essential maintenance of facilities.
Please donate today to support an organization that has consistently demonstrated their ability to provide high quality service at a low cost.
You may mail a check to Kiwanis Ambulance Service of Boonton - PO Box 16 - Boonton, NJ 07005.
What if Volunteer EMT's didn't volunteer?
Kiwanis consists entirely of volunteers. Members are always needed. The Squad will outfit and train you to insure that you will be able to carry on the excellent community service tradition of Kiwanis.
To join the squad, the following requirements must be met:
- Be a Citizen of the United States of America
- Be a resident of the Town of Boonton or Mountain Lakes
- Be a minimum of 16 years of age
- Have a clean driving record
- Must be able to pass a background check
- Have the desire and dedication to help others
After joining, you will be expected to do the following:
- You will be on probation for a minimum of three months
- You will be expected to attend 90% of all calls, drills and meetings
- Complete an EMT course
- Become certified in CPR at the healthcare provider level
After joining, the Squad will do the following:
- Provide ongoing training
- Outfit you with a shirt and jacket
Contacting the Boonton Kiwanis First Aid Squad, to join:
Send an email of interest to email@example.com or stop by the Squad building and see any member for an application.