See Tri-Boro First Aid Squad’s first-ever paid members…

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TRI-BORO FIRST AID SQUAD’S FIRST-EVER PAID MEMBERS: Jason Chait, Mike O’Neil, Mike Peck, and Jim Garon. This group runs daytime calls in the following areas: Seaside Park, Seaside Heights, The South Seaside Park and Pelican Island section of Berkeley Township, and Island Beach State Park.

Tri-boro First Aid Squad now has paid members: Never again will there be a daytime delay along the southern part of Ocean County’s northern barrier island area. Tri-Boro First Aid Squad, which serves the communities of Seaside Park, Seaside Heights, The South Seaside Park and Pelican Island section of Berkeley Township, and Island Beach State Park now has permanent paid members. For the past several years, Tri-Boro had been using Mon-Oc for daytime transportation, but about two months ago, the long-awaited paid staff began work. The staff is paid in part by the local municipalities, as well as bills for service, that are charged to patient’s insurance. Marie Rice, longtime Captain of Tri-Boro and others remember the days before Mon-Oc, and now the paid squad, when getting a daytime crew was almost impossible. Nowadays however, paid staff members are actually at the building, located at J Street and The Boulevard in Seaside Park, always available for a call. Over the years, calls have only increased, and in the busy season, which runs from May to August, Tri-Boro has an enormous number of runs in its populated coverage area. During early January 2008, Captain Rice and other upper-level members of Tri-Boro held a press conference, where local media was able to meet the paid volunteers. Also present, was Seaside Park Borough Administrator Julie Horner-Keizer and Seaside Heights Borough Administrator John Camera, accompanied by his Mayor, Ken Hershey.

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