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EMS Volunteers Recognized in Keansburg

By STEVEN CATENA, Correspondent | January 11, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 011220110

Keansburg, NJ - At a small get together on Saturday, January 11th, the Keansburg Fire Department Emergency Medical Service recognized two of their volunteer members for going above and beyond the call of duty and excellence in all areas of the EMS. This includes drills, calls, fundraising, motivation and more.

Member Chris Stone was named 2019 Outstanding Member of the Year, and EMT Erin Matthaey was recognized for her outstanding work and dedication.

The Keansburg EMS is comprised of all volunteers and covers a one-square-mile municipality with roughly 12,000 residents and over 4,000 households.

For the 2019 calendar year, KEMS responded to 1,674 emergency calls of which 1,190 were transported to local hospitals. Additionally they have not missed a single call since December 12, 2018 bringing that streak to 396 straight days without requiring mutual aid due to lack of manpower as of the date and time of this post.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.