The Employment Committee of South Branch Emergency Services, Inc is pleased to announce the appointment of EMT/FF Christopher Querry to the new position of Full Time EMT/Rescue Lieutenant.
Lt. Querry joined SBES through the Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad in 2014, as a volunteer candidate, obtained his EMT in our EMT training program, and moved up to the position of Rescue Captain last year. This year he has been promoted to this newly created full time position. He will take his post on November 1st.
Chris follows in his parents footsteps of Emergency Services, and joined the Clinton Fire Department as a junior firefighter back in 2013. He is currently employed as a per diem FF/EMT with the City of Lambertville Fire Company, the Lambertville-New Hope EMS, Quakertown Fire Company and both the the Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center as well as Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy
Lt. Querry looks forward to becoming our first full time Rescue Officer, and hopes to continue building the dynamic and diverse program that SBES delivers to our communities.
We welcome Chris back to the officer team and now as a full timer here at SBES!
South Branch Emergency Services (SBES) is led and largely staffed by volunteers who donate their skills and time to save lives, but what they do is not free! From ambulances and rescue trucks to air masks and bandages, SBES has many expenses to cover and needs the help of the community to do so.
“We are asking community members to consider making a tax-deductible donation,” said Chief Frank Setnicky. “Whatever a household can afford will help us afford the apparatus, equipment, and supplies we need to respond to medical and other emergencies.” Last year, South Branch’s 159 team members responded to 3,736 calls for help in Clinton Township, the Town of Clinton, High Bridge Borough, Lebanon Borough, and portions of Franklin Township and Union Township, amongst several others. Residents of those townships should have received information about donating in the mail. Donations can also be made online at www.sbes365.org.
SBES volunteers donate more than 30,000 hours annually to on-call shifts, response, and training. Even at minimum wage, that’s equivalent to more than $250,000 in savings to taxpayers.
“Their generous contribution is one leg of a stool, but the stool can’t stand without it’s other legs: municipal funding, ambulance billing, and financial support from our community,” said SBES President Sharon Burham. “Community support also shows the volunteers who take time away from their family, friends, hobbies, and sometimes even sleep to help their neighbors,” she said.
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