The Township Council recently honored members of the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps, including recognition for their role in a lengthy rescue following a highway crash.
Ambulance Corps President Angelae Wilkerson was presented with the Life Membership Award for her 10 years of service. Wilkerson has served in positions from driver to crew chief and treasurer.
"Some people come down for their shift every week and then they leave at the end of their shift and we don't see them until the next shift," said TVAC Capt. Kevie Feit. "That's not the way Angela did it…She's available anytime, anywhere, anyplace."
Lt. Adam Baer, Jennifer Chan and Ryan Ardelle were recognized with the Meritorious Service Award for their efforts in caring for three people injured in an I-95 accident where patients were trapped following the wreck.
"These members went above and beyond to ensure the safety of the patients," Wilkerson said.
TVAC's CPR Save Award was presented to Lt. Adam Baer, Corey Fuchs, Moshe Dulitz, Binyamin Rosen, Andy Rudin, Adina Rudin, William E. Beavers IV, Baruch Silberstein, Charles Levin, Michael Rothschild, Natan Safran, Naftali Levenbrown, Amanda Davis, Lt. Eli Weingast, Julian Botta, Marcela Alzate, Capt. Andrew Rosler, Arielle Cheifetz, Israel Infield, Brian Kim and Benjamin Hutt.
The award recognizes members who had a "positive outcome" in doing CPR on a patient in cardiac arrest, Wilkerson said.
Feit noted that beyond treating patients in a range of emergencies, TVAC also served to bring Teaneck together.
"I believe [TVAC members] are representative of all parts of Teaneck and I think that's one of the great things about the ambulance corps," he said.