The Lenola Fire Company Emergency Unit was incorporated on December 23, 1957 by seven members of the Lenola Fire Company. The men converted an old Metro bread truck into a fully stocked crash truck. The original intent of the "Squad" was to be a rescue unit. During 1958 the squad purchased its first ambulance and 60 calls were handled.
Between 1958 and 1964 the Emergency Unit struggled to be recognized in the community. In March of 1964 after many long meetings with the Township government, the Moorestown Police and the Moorestown Emergency Squad, the Lenola Emergency Unit was finally given authority to cover its own district for any and all calls.
The Squads membership and call volume increased over the years. Our call volume breakdown over the years shows 136 calls in 1965, 418 calls in 1975, 604 calls in 1985, and 1012 calls in 1995.
Our current membership is 2 full time employees, per diem employees, 30 active volunteer EMT's and 15 twenty-year Life Members.
The Lenola Emergency Unit provides primary emergency ambulance service to Fire District #2 Moorestown Township along with back up mutual aid to Moorestown Emergency Squad in Fire District #1 and other neighboring communities.
Presently, the Squad operates two ambulances; a 2007 Braun type 3 modular and a 1994 Swab type 3 modular that was remounted on a 2002 Ford chassis. We also have a 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe Supervisor/Support vehicle. Rescue calls in our district are handled by a modern rescue pumper recently put in service by the Lenola Fire Company.
The Lenola Fire House is a certified training center. We offer several classes for community safety and education. These classes are available to all residents, businesses and industrial workplaces.
The Lenola Emergency Unit supports the Moorestown Township Office of Emergency Management. The Moorestown Township Office of Emergency Management exists to serve the emergency needs of the community whether it be a natural distaster, major storm system, long-term power outages, chemical or hazardous material incident or terrorist threat. Comminity Emergency Response Training is available through the Moorestown Township Office of Emergency Management.
The Lenola Emergency Unit promotes a nation wide life saving program called the File Of Life. The File Of Life contains important information and helps EMT's quickly provide effective care and notify relatives if something were to happen.
The Lenola Emergency Unit is always looking for additional volunteers to improve our service to the community. Anyone wishing to volunteer is welcome, as long as they complete and Emergency Medical Technician course (in which the Squad will sponsor the applicant). Those 16 through 18 years of age may join as a Cadet member.
The squad meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Lenola Fire House at 229 N. Lenola Road, Moorestown NJ, 08057 and 7:30 PM.
Chief Daniel Shields
Squad phone: 856-866-5571
Firehouse phone: 856-235-9444
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