Mother's Day and the sale are just around the corner.
Avenel Colonia First Aid Squad
Monday, May 6, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
It's time for the annual Easter flower sale, now through Easter Sunday
Easter's right around the corner - and so is the Avenel-Colonia First Aid Squad's annual flower sale. Proceeds from the sale help support the work of the squad. A wide variety of flowers and plants as well as cemetery pieces will be available. Hours for the sale are: The flower sale will be held at the squad building at 105 Avenel Street in Avenel. For more information, call 732-636-4640. Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
A 51-year-old man was injured when a ton of flour he was offloading from a rail car fell on him.
A worker at a warehouse in Avenel was severely injured Wednesday, when a 2,000 lb. pallet of flour he was moving fell on him. The Avenel-Colonia First Aid Squad (ACFAS) responded to the call, which happened around 10:50 am at Terminal Way in the Avenel section of Woodbridge. The man was unloading the ton of flour from a railroad car when it fell on him, said ACFAS president John McHale. Workers helped free the injured man from the fallen flour, while ACFAS EMS employees treated the man whom they believed had sustained a fractured pelvis. The 51-year-old man was taken to UMDNJ in Newark, a trauma center. "He was pretty severely injured," McHale said. Woodbridge Police and paramedics from UMDNJ in Rahway were also on the scene, McHale …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
An accident between a car and truck in Avenel yesterday afternoon made rush hour murder on commuters.
A late afternoon collision in front of the Holiday Inn Express in Avenel cracked up two vehicles, overturned one of them, and caused huge traffic delays just in time for rush hour traffic. The crash happened approximately 3:45 pm on Wednesday, September 12, and caused a traffic back up on Route 1 North that one observer said went "all the way to the Driscoll Bridge." A pickup truck flipped over in the collision, and the hood of a grey car was crumpled up like a used tissue. The driver of the truck apparently crawled out of the vehicle and is seen picking up his belongings after a wrecker uprighted the overturned truck. All the airbags deployed in the car. Firemen said that there were no serious injuries in the crash. A passerby in the …
Friday, February 24, 2012
They're holding an open house to hear what residents of Fords and Keasbey have to say about putting the local squad back to work serving Woodbridge residents.
Residents of Keasbey and Fords, your local first aid squad wants to know what you think. St. John's Emergency Medical Services (SJEMS) is hosting an open house to gauge the level of public support for reopening the squad's doors for service to the public. The open house will be held on Saturday, March 17, from 11 am to 2 pm at the squad headquarters at 17 Corrielle Street in Fords. The town council forced the 65-year-old all-volunteer squad to shut its doors in 2009 because of issues with squad coverage and the use of the Linden First Aid Squad to cover the day shift. The council removed SJEMS from the township's 911 map so they couldn't receive emergency calls. It's been especially painful since the Avenel-Colonia First Aid Squad, …