EDISON — Kush Mody of Edison, a senior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School, has spent hundreds of hours volunteering as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for Edison First Aid Squad No. 2 in the past 18 months. All of that experience and training, plus a three-month class last summer, helped Mody earn his state EMT certification in October.
“When I was a little kid, I always liked the whole emergency thing,” Mody said. “It’s doing something I’ve always wanted to do and it relates to medicine, which is good because I want to be a doctor. The experience is invaluable.”
Mody works one five-hour shift every Sunday night and one 12-hour weekend day per month. He plans to pursue Special Teams and Responses (STAR) training early in 2013. Mody is currently a cadet but will become a senior member on the squad after his 18th birthday in February. He looks forward to the increased responsibility of going on all emergency calls with his unit.
To learn more about the Edison First Aid Squad and emergency management training, visit www.edisonfas2.org.
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