A Message from the Mendham Township First Aid Squad
Release Date: March 18, 2020
To the Residents of Mendham Township:
Your volunteer First Aid Squad is working in close and ongoing consultation with government and health officials to ensure that we remain prepared not only for the COVID-19 pandemic, but for our citizens’ other serious injuries and illnesses 24/7. Do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 in case of a medical emergency.
We aim to provide the highest level of emergency medical service to our patients while protecting the health of our first responders and our local police. That requires a few changes to what you may have experienced in the past:
The dispatcher you reach when you dial 9-1-1 may ask additional questions to better inform us about the emergency.
It is likely that only one first responder will enter your home initially to assess theemergency.
Expect first responders to wear masks and other protective gear for your safety and theirown.
Expect a few minutes of extra response time for the donning of protective gear before weenter your home.
Please check by telephone on elderly neighbors and friends to ensure that they are safe. In-person wellness checks are not recommended at the present time.
We hope that all residents will encourage one another to practice social distancing, frequent hand-washing, and the avoidance of touching eyes, nose, and mouth. If you or any member of your household is feeling unwell, self-quarantine at the first sign of illness. Initial COVID-19 symptoms differ by individual. To stay alert to this developing situation, check the website of the New Jersey Department of Health nj.gov/health, or use its hotline at 1-800-962-1253 or 1-800-222-1222, staffed by professionals and available 24/7.