Training at Squad 11
Training is an integral part of the culture at Barnegat First Aid Squad. Our members are constantly learning new and innovative ways to provide the best patient care. We strive to maximize patient outcomes through ongoing training, updated equipment and the use of evidence-based medicine in all patient encounters.
Recently, BFAS purchased two Lucas II automated CPR devices to provide patients experiencing cardiac arrest the best possible chance for survival. Additionally, Squad 11 has invested significant capital to outfit three ambulances with power stretchers and loading systems. The number one injury sustained in EMS today is back injury due to lifting. Power stretchers significantly decrease the burden of lifting, ultimately reducing back injuries. Power stretchers also provide safer patient transport options, reducing potential patient injury during transport.
Our organization uses a combination of in-house training, external training through multiple agencies and resources as well as programs designed by our Medical Director to ensure our members are up-to-date on the latest techniques and protocols in emergency medicine. Our goal is to provide the best possible medical care to patients while operating in the safest and most efficient manner possible. All training provided by Squad 11 is free of charge to members. From time to time, Squad 11 also offers training for outside agencies and individuals in an effort to foster knowledge sharing and encourage the advancement of emergency medicine in our area.