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Squad 37-22

Wanamassa First Aid Squad 37-22 is a licensed EMS provider staffed by full-time EMTs 24/7 serving in Monmouth County, NJ

1401 Wickapecko Drive
Ocean, New Jersey 07712
Monmouth County

Proudly Serving the Township of Ocean Since 1928


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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


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Well done EMTs Burke, Carlson, Noonan and Klutkowski!

EMTs Jonathan Norrell & Liam Noonan represented Wanamassa First Aid Squad at the Tunnel to Towers Foundation 5K Run New York City. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations to our team. Great job Jon and Liam!

Wanamassa First Aid Squad has created a team to donate and participate in the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk - New York City this year. We encourage friends, family and supporters to donate and or participate in this meaningful event. 

The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk in New York City is held each year on the last Sunday of September. What began with 1,500 people in 2002 is now considered by many to be one of the top 5K runs in America.

Proceeds from the event support the Foundation’s programs, including those benefitting first responders, and catastrophically injured service members.

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This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September , find out all that you can about the different types of cancers that affect children. The more you know, the more lives you will be able to save by providing friends and family with crucial information regarding the disease at an early stage. To reduce the mortality rate of children, numerous childhood cancer organizations around the world create awareness campaigns and raise funds for research regarding prevention and cure. The American Childhood Cancer Organization also encourages everyone to spread awareness for the cause by wearing a gold ribbon. This year, play an important role in the initiative by spreading the message.


The month is recognized as the time to host the annual national health campaign regarding cancer in children. During these months, many organizations collect funds, host events, and create awareness regarding cancers that have taken the lives of thousands of children. The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) in particular, encourages everyone to wear gold for the kids – all the survivors, the victims, as well as those who are still fighting the disease. The organization was founded in 1970 by parents of children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer, and it stands tall as the oldest and largest organization dedicated to the cause. ACCO also places great importance on forming policies that support cancer research, awareness, and education. The organization is also a member of Childhood Cancer International and has helped support more than half a million families over the past 50 years.

To further assist such firms in fighting cancer, President Obama declared September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2012. This is because pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death for children under 14. However, before this, the “National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day” Resolution was also passed on May 23, 2008. The resolution that was pushed forward by Senators Wayne Allard and Hillary Clinton recognized September 13 as the special day. Furthermore, in September 2019, Senator Joe Manchin passed a resolution to designate September as “National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month”. A proclamation was also signed in 1990 by President George Bush to term October as the National Awareness Month for Children with Cancer.



Studying and Research

The Acute Leukemia Chemotherapy Cooperative Study Group A (ALCCSGA) is formed.


The Painful Remedy

Combinations of multiple chemotherapy drugs emerge.


New Beginnings

Bone marrow transplantation outcomes are improved for kids and a few new chemotherapy agents are introduced.


Breaking Barriers

The Children's Oncology Group (COG) has over 70,000 children with cancer.


What is the color for childhood cancer?

The international awareness symbol for the day is a gold ribbon.

What are the signs of cancer in a child?

Possible signs include an unusual lump or swelling, or ongoing pain in one area of the body.

Why is gold the color for childhood cancer?

The color gold shows how important children are, and also honors their resilience to fight the disease.


  1. Host a charity event

    Do you want to do something great this month? Host a charity event and donate all the funds to the nearest childhood cancer organization.

  2. Donate

    If you can’t organize an event, do your part by donating an amount that you are easily able to afford. You can also convince your friends and family to pitch in.

  3. Spread the message

    Post on social media, have a webinar, share articles, or simply talk about it! The idea is to spread awareness regarding childhood cancer.



  1. Children diagnosed with cancer

    43 children are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. every day.

  2. Worldwide cancer rate

    About 400,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed each year

  3. Genetic diseases

    Almost 10% of children with cancer inherited a genetic mutation.

  4. Cancer survivors in the U.S

    There are 483,000 childhood cancer survivors.

  5. A rare cancer

    It is known as neuroblastoma and almost always affects children.


  1. It raises awareness

    The month is essential since many parents do not even know the types of cancers that can be found in children until it’s too late.

  2. It helps raise funds

    The month is crucial to collect funds for children who cannot afford treatment. These funds are also utilized for research.

  3. It gives hope

    The month also highlights the number of children who managed to survive after treatment. Hence, it provides hope to many.

Courtesy of National Today @ https://nationaltoday.com/childhood-cancer-awareness-month/#:~:text=Childhood%20Cancer%20Awareness%20Month%20%E2%80%93%20September%202023

Rescue Task Force Training 

Rescue Task Force Training with Wanamassa First Aid Squad and Ocean Township Police Department

Wanamassa First Aid Squad Purchases LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System 

Through the use of your donations, the Wanamassa First Aid Squad purchased and placed into service a LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System. By using automated, Guidelines-consistent CP, the LUCAS device provides consistent and high-quality chest compressions shown by research to increase the chances of good patient outcomes. The LUCAS device has demonstrated to increase blood flow to the brain and achieve higher EtCO2 values compared to manual compressions. All Wanamassa First Aid Squad EMTs are trained on the device and its deployment at cardiac emergencies. Thank you for your generous donations to the Wanamassa First Aid Squad.

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