The volunteers and their families of the Rocky Hill First Aid and Rescue Squad wish you and yours a safe, peaceful and healthy holiday season, and a happy New Year.
RHFARS 2020 Elections
At the December 8, 2019 General Membership meeting, RHFARS held their annual election of Executive Officers, Trustee and the Operations Position of Chief.
Tom Bremner will be continuing in his role as President for 2020. Jason Engleka will continue as Vice President as will Marj Yuschack as Treasurer. Retiring Secretary Robert Ashbaugh will transfer his responsibilities to newly elected Bill Hallman.
Chief James Banks will continue to his fifth term with Matthew Mroz, III again returning as Deputy Chief.
Ann Marie Maldarelli was elected to the post of Trustee.
RHFARS appoints new medical director.
Dr. Joseph Portale
Joseph Portale MD, MSPH, FACEP, FAAEM and Rocky Hill resident, has been appointed Medical Director for the Rocky Hill First Aid and Rescue Squad. Joe replaces another Rocky Hill resident, Dr. Beverly Poelstra, who has retired from the position after many years of dedicated service to the squad.
Dr Portale is a board certified practicing Emergency Medicine Physician. He graduated from Villanova University in 2000 and continued on to receive a Masters of Science in Public Health from Jefferson College of Graduate Studies in Philadelphia PA. He obtained his MD degree from Jefferson Medical College in 2008. He continued residency training in Emergency Medicine at Jefferson University Hospital, and was named Chief Resident from 2010-2011. He is a lifetime member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, and has won multiple teaching and honorary awards. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Portale is currently practicing full time at the University Medical Center of Princeton NJ, as well as Capital Health Hospital System, both Regional Medical Center and Hopewell campus.
We are very fortunate to have Dr. Portale in the RHFARS family and look forward to working with him as he helps our squad maintain excellence in emergency patient care.