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PHOTO: Board of Fire Commissioners Donates Old Chief’s Vehicle to LFA

lfd donation to lfaPHOTO: The Lakewood First Aid today received an old Fire Chief’s vehicle as a donation to their volunteer squad.

“The vehicle will be used as a medical emergency first responder vehicle, which will benefit the rresidents of our town who rely on us for a prompt response in the time of a medical emergency,” says Moe Heinemann, Captain of Lakewood First Aid. “We are very grateful to the Board of Fire Commissioners who have chosen to donate this vehicle to us, as we solely operate and rely on donations,” Heinemann says.

The Squad President, Yehuda Shvartzblatt tells TLS the squad has been in need of a new first responder for quite some time, but was unable to purchase one due to lack of funds.

“We cherish the great working relationship we have with the Lakewood Fire Dept and Board of Fire Commissioners and we are very thankful to them,” says Shvartzblatt.

Presenting the vehicle and handing over the keys today to Heinemann and Shvartzblatt, were Fire Commissioners Mike D’Elia, and Juan Ortiz.

The vehicle will require some mechanical work and repainting and lettering before being put into service.

For more info about Lakewood First Aid or to donate to the squad, visit www.lakewoodfirstaid.org. [TLS]

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There are 6 Comments to "PHOTO: Board of Fire Commissioners Donates Old Chief’s Vehicle to LFA"

  • Retired says:

    Wow that’s very nice. Kudos to all our volunteers!

  • firefighter says:

    Why wasn’t it donated to the Volunteer firefighters to use to carpool to fire school and classes? Many other volunteer departments use old chief trucks for their volunteers to go back and forth to classes at the fire academy and save on gas. For all your talk about supporting your volunteers this is something basic that has been brought up before and clearly fell on deaf ears again.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hey Mr Firefighter when did you request it? To who did you request it? Pleas give us more details as the commisioners don’t remember being asked for it?

  • why? says:

    why was not hatzolah asked it they could use such a vehicle?

  • Anonymous says:

    its a old vehicle that needs lots of work chevra, being that Lakewood first aid operates on such a small budget they figured they will give it a try! no other squad puts money into a old vehicle

    everyone stop being so negative why this one and that one didnt get it!

    they are putting their junk to good use

  • anonymous says:

    Doesn’t Lakewood EMS have a first responder already. What the people need is an ambulance coming to them not another first responder vehicle.

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