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Burgers & Band(aids) with EMS Saturday

BBQ, Live Music and a Good Cause!

The Montgomery Emergency Medical Squad cadets invite you to their all you can eat BBQ fundraiser. Burgers and Band(aids) is a time for you to come out and support your local EMS squad and listen to live music from Montgomery High School students.

All proceeds will go to Montgomery EMS.  The cost of Admission to this event is $10 for an adult and $7 for Seniors and children under 12.

This Community Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Montgomery EMS squad building on 8 Harlingen Road, Belle Mead, NJ 08502.

Thanks to the Tigers Tale and ShopRite for or their generous donations in support of this event. There will be accommodations for vegetarians.

This event kicks of EMS Services Week in Montgomery.


May 16-22 is EMS Services Week in Montgomery.  The members of the Montgomery Emergency Medical Services team are all volunteers who are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They spend countless hours each year serving the public and also engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills.  We are fortunate to have such a strong and dedicated EMS team here in Montgomery.

The Montgomery Twp. Committee wished to recognize the value and the accomplishments of emergency medical services providers, especially Montgomery EMS, by designating Emergency Medical Services Week.  A proclamation will be read at the Township Committee meeting of May 7th.

It is also the time of Montgomery EMS's annual fundraising drive. Look for their fund drive flier to arrive in your mailbox early in May. If you can, show your support by sending a tax-deductible donation to Montgomery EMS in the envelope provided.  If you prefer making your donation via a credit card, you may donate online via PayPal.  You can do this by visiting and click on the Donate button at the bottom of the page. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Mayor Madrid presents MEMS Pres. John Connacher with a resolution honoring EMS Services Week
To find out further details on Burgers & Band(aids) and other EMS week events go to

Free Health Management Workshops

Beginning May 28th

The Montgomery Township and Hillsborough Township Health Departments are partnering to offer a series of FREE workshops called "Take Control of Your Health":

  • "Take Control of Your Health" is an evidence-based Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) offered in your area.
  • The workshops are self-management education for adults aged 18+, with chronic health conditions like arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, asthma etc. People with more than one chronic condition may find the program especially helpful.
  • The target audience includes those with chronic diseases, their family, friend, spouse, and/or caregivers.
  • CDSMP is a series of weekly  2.5 hour  long classes for 6 weeks. Participants learn techniques for coping with the physical and psychological effects of chronic disease, and strategies for reducing symptoms and disability.
  • Among the proven benefits, participants report less pain, fatigue, and depression; more energy; better communication with their physicians; better overall health; and increased confidence that they can manage their health.

Thanks to funding from the National Association of County & City Health Officials, and from the New Jersey Department of Human Services, several Local Health Departments have come together to offer this program.  Hillsborough and Montgomery's Health Departments are proud to be partnering with the Mayor's Wellness Campaign for this effort.

Residents of NJ may call to reserve a seat at this upcoming series:

Thursdays, May 28 to July 9 (no class July 2)

4:45 to 7:15 PM


Hillsborough Municipal Building
379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ


No  residency restrictions. Open to all residents of New Jersey.

To learn more about this FREE workshop or to register please contact Devangi Patel at 908-533-9331 (Health Educator) or email  .   Class size is limited.

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