The Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps will be hosting its 3rd Annual Pig Roast and Beer Garden on Saturday, October 4, 2014, at its facilities at 29 Prospect St, Madison, NJ. The event is from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., rain or shine.
Food will include pulled pork, pork barbeque, chicken, side dishes, salads and desserts. Beer, wine and sodas will also be available. ID MUST BE PRESENTED AT THE DOOR FOR ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased via PayPal at the web site, MADISONEMS.ORG, or its Facebook page, Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps, or by calling 443-829-8386. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door for those 12 years and up, $10 for children 5 years to 12 years, and children under 5 are free. There will also be live music and a 50-50 raffle. Please join in for a great night out all for a great cause, the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps, who have been providing free emergency medical services to the residents and guests of Madison Borough, located in southeastern Morris County, NJ, for sixty years.
About the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps:
When help is called for, Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps will respond. Formed in 1954, the Corps has responded to over 50,000 calls in the last 60 years. Their mission is simple: “To save human life, relieve suffering of the injured, promote safety in all its branches, and provide ambulance service for those in need, principally in the Borough of Madison, New Jersey”. This was the vision of the founders 60 years ago and it is still true today.
On average they respond to over 1,200 call annually. They currently operate three ambulances, and are staffed by EMT volunteers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days and nights a year to ensure the fastest response possible to the those who depend on them. Their services to their patients have always been free, and they work hard to keep it that way. The Corps’ annual budget, the majority of which is from donations and fundraising, is used to cover the cost of operating our building, maintenance and up keep of their three ambulances, and all of their medical supplies.
When a call for help goes out, their dedicated volunteers respond. Many of them respond from their homes and either meet at our building to pick up one of the ambulances or go directly to the scene. Their facility can accommodate the members who wish to stay there and they respond directly from the building. If the illness is life threatening, paramedics or Mobile Intensive Care Units through Atlantic Ambulance or MONOC also respond to the call to provide advanced life saving efforts.
They also have provided scheduled transportation between health care facilities and home for non-emergency residents, without charge. They provide individuals and local organizations with CPR training, both for their citizens and for health care providers. They also provide emergency services during fires, providing support to their colleagues with the Madison Fire Department, as well as providing standby services for local town functions and sporting events.