Safety for Adults, Kids and Canines to be Covered at Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad May 20 Open House.

The 2018 National Emergency Medical Services Week is May 20 - 26 and the Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad is pleased to announce it will celebrate the event with an open house Sunday, May 20 from 1-4 p.m. at its station, located at 70 Alexander Ave., Lambertville NJ, 08530.

The rescue squad will offer a host of different activities for the whole family, including the family pet, focusing on the importance of safety and first aid. CPR demonstrations will be held throughout the day. The K-9 team will practice drills and representatives will show how to resuscitate a pet with an oxygen mask using a K-9 mannequin. Children will participate in a mock 911 emergency dispatch center, take tours of an ambulance, receive coloring books and will have a chance to work inside the teddy bear hospital.

Squad members will also be on hand to discuss the ongoing volunteer recruitment campaign for teens and adults. Volunteers are needed to become emergency medical technicians, K-9 search-and-rescue handlers, marine services members or to join the youth squad for teens ages 12-18. Details about the various volunteer opportunities will be available at the event.

EMS Week is a joint effort between the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). The annual event brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front line. This year’s theme is “stronger together.”

“We’re looking forward to having members of the community visit our station and learn more about the important work our EMS members do on a daily basis,” said Chief Harry J. Heller III. “Keeping the public informed through events like EMS week is crucial to keeping the community safe and sound.”

For more information about EMS week or to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the squad, call 609-397-0945 or visit