The Mission of the Montclair Ambulance Unit is to provide first rate, emergency medical service to the people of the Township of Montclair and the surrounding communities. We are a non-profit, independent ambulance service and operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Montclair Ambulance Unit has been an integral, invaluable asset to the community since 1953.
Issac's $1.5 Billion Price Tag, Leslie and Micheal In Atlantic
As the remains of Isaac make its way across the U.S. preliminary estimates put the damage to be in the $1.5 billion range for the U.S. and a total of $3 billion for the entire storm. 41 deaths have also been directly caused by Isaac.
While power has been resorted to most of the affected areas, about 41,000 homes and businesses are still without power.
In the Atlantic, TS Leslie and, newly formed, TS Michael have the possibilty of gaining strength but will not affect land.
For the latest information on severe weather, check out the Severe Storm Information Center here on MVAU.org.
Hurricane Season Ramps Up
With Isaac gaining strength and bearing down on Florida’s Gulf Coast, millions up and down the Atlantic Coast are remembering the billions of dollars of devastation one year ago left by Hurricane Irene.
While the 2012 Hurricane season didn’t officially begin till June 1, the Atlantic Basin saw two named storms, TS Alberto and TS Beryl, formed well before the official start of the season. With Hurricane Isaac on a projected path for the Gulf Coast of Florida it is the ninth named storm of the season and first hurricane to threaten the continental U.S this season.
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Study Says Americans See Specialists for Primary Health
(Reuters Health) - Two in five adults in the U.S. are getting general healthcare from specialist doctors, according to a new study showing that figure held steady for nearly a decade.
Researchers found that in 1999 and 2007, approximately 59 percent of visits in the U.S. for primary care were to family physicians. The other 41 percent were to specialists, such as internists and obstetricians-gynecologists.
Push for Background Checks for NJ EMS Heats Up
TRENTON — Robert Melia Jr.’s arrest in April 2008 drew international headlines, and for good reason: He was a police officer indicted on charges of sexually assaulting three young girls, and engaging in a sex act with several cows.
But when the Moorestown cop renewed his certification as an emergency medical technician that fall, he checked "no" in the box asking whether he had ever been charged with a crime, and nobody questioned it. It took another two years before the health department suspended EMT privileges for Melia, who was convicted of sexual abuse and other crimes four months ago. And the state’s action came only after a member of the public alerted officials. Read More.....
CDC: West Nile Outbreak "One of Largest" in US
TERRE HAUTE -- Vigo County health officials are warning residents to wear insect repellent and drain standing water on their properties in local efforts to combat what national health officials call the nation's largest outbreak of West Nile virus.
U.S. health officials reported Wednesday three times the usual number of West Nile cases for this time of year and one expert called it "one of the largest" outbreaks since the virus appeared in this country in 1999. Read More.....
Montclair's Shred-fest Set for September 22
On the first day of autumn Montclair residents can reclaim some space in their homes, save some money, lower their carbon footprint, and enjoy the peace of mind from seeing their unneeded confidential documents destroyed. The next Montclair Shred-Fest! will be held on Saturday, September 22, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., at the Community Services Yard, 219 North Fullerton Avenue. The event is hosted by Montclair’s Environmental Affairs office and is free for all township residents. Read more.....
Montclair Health Dept September Events Posted
The Montclair Health Department will be offering several programs in the month of September including an introduction to accupunture. You can check out all off the Spetember offerings on the Township website by clicking HERE.
Montclair Health Dept To Hold Blood Profile Screening
The Montclair Health Department, in conjunction with Porite Laboratories, will offer a complete blood chemistry profile on Saturday, September 15, beginning at 8:00 a.m. The screening will take place at the Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair. Over 20 values will be tested. The cost is $36.
One Man's Fight For Grieving Parents
(CNN) -- Barry Kluger was playing a round of golf with a friend on April 6, 2001, when he received news of the kind every parent fears: His 18-year-old daughter, Erica, had been in a car crash.
"What they didn't tell me is she'd been dead an hour," said Kluger of Scottsdale, Arizona. Twenty minutes after receiving the call, Kluger was at the emergency room talking to a grief counselor.
"A few weeks later, I went to thank the firemen who tried to save her," he said. "They told me she never knew what hit her."
Kluger said he cannot begin to imagine the pain that the loved ones of the victims from Friday's Colorado theater mass shooting are experiencing.
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