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1940 – Train wreck at Allaire

We had train wreck at Allaire in June 1940. Our men were on call.
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1940 – The Squad’s first ambulance is paid off

We paid off our first ambulance to Neptune City First Aid Squad, April 1, 1940.
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1940 – The Squad loses it’s first member

We lost our first member, Ira Stout, joined January 26, 1940 – died October 28, 1940 – buried in Glendola Cemetery.
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1940 – How Wall First Aid grew in the beginning

A lot of work was done by members to keep the squad going. We had scrap metal drives (our biggest asset). Our President, Vernon Shibla, was our best collector. Being the Chief of Police, he got around the entire Township. We also, we had paper drives, minstrels, fairs, solicited house to house and sent out […]
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1940 – Wall First Aid joins the N.J. State First Aid Council

We joined the N.J. State First Aid Council on February 13, 1940 ($10) and our first insurance bill was $98.60 – 5, 10 & 20,000. All new applications had to serve 3 months probation before becoming a permanent member.
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1940 – The First Squad Doctor

Dr. Paul Bornstein of Belmar became the first squad doctor on January 19, 1940.
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Wall Townships First Aid Squads first call

The first call, before we were completely ready, was made by Calvin Woolley, Charles Brahn and George Newman. They transported Mrs. Mary Newman, who lived on 18th Avenue, to Fitkinn Hospital on January 13, 1940. All types of calls were answered after February 13, 1940.
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Wall Townships First Aid Squad makes it’s first purchases

We bought a 5 HP siren for $395. It was wired to Calvin Woolley’s home next to his garage. Mrs. Bessie Woolley answered phone calls and blew the siren 3 long blasts. Later on, in January 1943, Mrs. Woolley became sick and William Tilton and Mrs. Jennie Gardiner answered phone calls in the daytime until […]
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Wall Township First Aid Squad elects new officers in 1940

On January 5, 1940, the new officers for 1940 were elected: President – Vernon Shibla Vice President – Fred Geisler Secretary – Sheldon Gravatt Treasurer – Robert Crowther Captain – Calvin Woolley Lieutenant – Leroy Bennett 1st Sergeant – Sheldon Gravatt 2nd Sergeant – Leroy Querns Trustees Charles Brahn – 1 yr. Carroll Huebscher – […]
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The Wall Townships First Aid Squads first Garage

Calvin Wooley donated the north end of his garage for a squad and ambulance room. We had to put on a new roof, install a new floor, repair side walls and paint inside and out. We used a coal stove to heat the place. Calvin Wooley, who was one of the Township Committeemen, let us […]
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