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TAKE AN ONLINE HEART HEALTH ASSESSMENTWe often associate the month of February with hearts because of Valentine’s Day. However, there is another reason we should think of hearts in February &nda...
Thursday, January 12th, 2023
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The Wanamassa First Aid Squad celebrated the holidays and our employees commitment to the organization at the annual holiday party. This year's celebration was held at Taka in Asbury Park and a gr...
Sunday, January 1st, 2023
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MONMOUTH COUNTY — New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center will be conducting blood drives in the county next month which are open to the public. The following drives are...
Thursday, December 8th, 2022
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Cub Scout Pack 143 visited the Wanamassa First Aid Squad for a tour of the building and our ambulances. The scouts learned about an average day in the life of an EMT, how to become one, and the train...
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WANAMASSA FIRST AID SQUAD

Squad 37-22

1401 Wickapecko Drive
Ocean, New Jersey 07712
Monmouth County

A licensed EMS provider staffed by full-time EMTs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Proudly Serving the Township of Ocean Since 1928

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

DIAL 911

Need Help?

If you, or someone you know, needs help to stop using substances, call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889, or text your zip code to 435748 (HELP4U), or use the SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator to get help.

If you are feeling alone and having thoughts of suicide—whether or not you are in crisis—or know someone who is, don’t remain silent. Talk to someone you can trust. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org


February is American Heart Month

Understanding risk factors for heart disease and how to live a heart-healthy lifestyle are a part of practicing self-care for #OurHearts.

In the event of a heart-related emergency, call 9-1-1. Minutes matter, and acting quickly may save a life, including your own.

Focusing on your heart health has never been more important.

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. But you can do a lot to protect your heart. Learn more about heart-healthy living.
  • Prioritizing your heart can help you avoid severe illness. People with poor cardiovascular health are also at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Learn how COVID-19 affects your heart.
  • Self-care is heart-health care. Practicing self-care can keep our hearts healthy. Being physically active, eating healthier foods, getting enough sleep, not smoking, and finding healthy ways to reduce stress can help prevent heart disease. And, when we take care of our hearts, we set an example for those around us to do the same.
  • Get to know #OurHearts! Learn what a healthy blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and blood sugar level is for you and how they impact your risk for heart disease. Having a basic understanding of information that concerns your health and using the information to inform health-related decisions and actions for yourself and others, is strongly linked to better health.

Start Planning and Get Involved! 

  • Download the Planning Checklist: Find practical steps for planning your outreach efforts and activities beginning in December and going through February. Download the American Heart Month Planning Checklist. 
  • Share Social Media Resources: Use these social media messages and graphics on your social media channels. Remember to use #OurHearts in your posts! You can also use #WearRedDay on February 3 and #HeartMonth throughout February.
  • Use Outreach Materials in Your Community: Find fact sheets, drop-in articles, PowerPoint slides, and more on the American Heart Month page.

Share The Heart Truth’s Posts: Follow The Heart Truth on Instagramexternal linkTwitterexternal link, and Facebookexternal link for content to share throughout American Heart Month.

Looking for More Ideas?

Check out self-care ideas for every day of the week!

Infographic with self-care details. See content below

 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Home

Courtesy: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ and  https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/education/american-heart-month



 
 

 

 

 

95.9 WRAT Broadcast For the People 2022 Food Drive

EMTs Meghan Fisher, Alexandra Dunn, Jonathan Norrell, & Sydney Woolley stopped by Shop Rite to deliver turkeys and sides to the 95.9 WRAT Broadcast For the People 2022 food drive.  It was great to see Gotts and the crew!





 

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