Kiwanis Ambulance Service of Boonton
Now governed by a volunteer board (since 2016), the Kiwanis Ambulance Service of Boonton was started in 1938 and is staffed by professionally trained volunteers who give their free time to help our communities stay safe and healthy. They serve:
- Mountain Lakes
- Boonton Township
|Steve Castalucci||President - Squad Rep||12/31/2018|
|Mayor Matthew DiLauri||Vice President - Boonton Town Rep||12/31/2018|
|Michele Rankin||Secretary - Boonton Twp. Rep||12/31/2018|
|Doug McWilliams||Treasurer - Mt. Lakes Rep||12/31/2018|
|Lucille Rockis||Kiwanis Club Rep||12/31/2018|
|Karl Klingener||County EMS Rep / Advisory Consultant||n/a|
Kiwanis answered over 800 calls last year related to medical, motor vehicle crashes and structure fires. They provide mutual aid to surrounding municipalities and also conduct stand-bys at events including football games, races and carnivals.
Each year is a challenge to raise enough funds to meet expenses. Though all three municipalities contribute funds to their operation, they still rely on donations to help them fund their life-saving service.
Their expenses include:
- Maintaining two ambulances, which are each over 10 years old
- Maintaining the building that houses the ambulances and operational HQ
- Replacing radio equipment and emergency supplies
- Training volunteers to keep their skills current (i.e. bleeding control, opioid overdose protocols, and cardiac and respiratory care)
36 active volunteers faithfully responded to over 860 calls for service last year, providing 2,500 volunteer hours to help you, our neighbors, in their hour of need. Increasing membership has also been a priority and has experienced a 70% increase in youth (ages 16-18) members as well as several new adult members.
The squad is pursuing a billing-for-service model that would allow them, to bill insurance companies and secure a sustainable revenue stream. This revenue combined with your donations allow them to replace necessary equipment and vehicles, maintain facilities and remain experts in care.
Having demonstrated their ability to consistently provide high quality service at a low cost, please donate today!
You may mail a check to Kiwanis Ambulance Service of Boonton - PO Box 16 - Boonton, NJ 07005
or donate online using "Donate Now" button on the right.
What if Volunteer EMT's didn't volunteer?
Kiwanis consists entirely of volunteers. Members are always needed. The Squad will outfit and train you to insure that you will be able to carry on the excellent community service tradition of Kiwanis.
To join the squad, the following requirements must be met:
- Be a Citizen of the United States of America
- Be a resident of the Town of Boonton, Boonton Twp. or Mountain Lakes
- Be a minimum of 16 years of age
- Have a clean driving record
- Must be able to pass a background check
- Have the desire and dedication to help others
After joining, you will be expected to do the following:
- You will be on probation for a minimum of three months
- You will be expected to attend 90% of all calls, drills and meetings
- Complete an EMT course
- Become certified in CPR at the healthcare provider level
After joining, the Squad will do the following:
- Provide ongoing training
- Outfit you with a shirt and jacket
Contacting the Boonton Kiwanis First Aid Squad, to join:
Send an email of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Squad building and see any member for an application.