SEMS History

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Major Events by Academic Year 

The following is the history of Stockton EMS organized by academic year. If you have information you would like to add or edit, please notify the executive board at stocktonems-club@go.stockton.edu

By request of Bob Shipley and Shane Delorme, the Board of Trustees of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey establishes the Student Association of First Aid Emergency Responders (S.A.F.E.R.) on May 4, 2011. SAFER will go on to become Stockton EMS. Shipley and Delorme worked closely with the Stockton Police Department and Chief of Police Glenn Miller to get the organization off the ground. The police department provided SAFER with a GEM car to respond to emergencies as well as their bright blue uniforms, which the membership dubbed the “blueberry” uniforms.

Officers Fall 2011

Captain

Bob Shipley

Lieutenant

Shane Delorme

During the spring and summer of 2012, SAFER began to take on more responsibility on campus and officially moved into their space at the police department in June. They partnered with with Rowan University EMS in order to learn from the success of their EMS organization and used that information to improve SAFER so that it could handle the expanding responsibility. That added responsibility was tested as SAFER members were tasked with helping the recovery effort after the Derecho storm on June 30, 2012.

Officers Spring 2012

Captain

Bob Shipley

Lieutenant

Steve Burrows

The fall of 2012 saw more change and more devastating storms. In September 2012, SAFER officially retired their “blueberry” uniforms and adopted new, white collared shirts. Ian Kane was appointed as the second captain. One month later, SAFER was able to help the campus and its community with the recovery effort after Hurricane Sandy on October 29-31 2012.

Officers Fall 2012

Captain

Ian Kane

Lieutenant

Steve Burrows

Sergeant

Mike Giardina

Charles Pivnichny

The efforts of SAFER members were officially recognized during the spring and summer of 2013. Steve Burrows was appointed as the third captain. On June 5, 2013, The New Jersey College and University Public Safety Association awarded S.A.F.E.R. a Command Citation for actions that were beyond ordinary or routine nature in 2012. On that same day, Assistant Director Joseph Lizza was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for Distinguished Administrative Support. [source]

Officers Spring 2013

Captain

Steve Burrows

Lieutenant

Charles Pivnichny

Sergeant

Mike Giardina

 

The fall of 2013 saw the appointing of Charles Pivnichny as the fourth captain. Under Cpt. Pivnichny, S.A.F.E.R. officially changed its name to Stockton College EMS (Stockton EMS) on June 20, 2013. The group had gone by this name unofficially until this point.

Officers Fall 2013

Captain

Charles Pivnichny

Lieutenant

Mike Giardina

Sergeant

Nicolas Brown

Margaret Pennisi

Stockton EMS began branching out and interacting with more EMS groups in the spring of 2014.  After becoming a member of the National Collegiate EMS Foundation, Stockton EMS attended its first NCEMSF conference in Boston, MA February 28-March 2, 2014. Members in attendance included Kelly Warantz, Mike Giardina, Keval Patel, and Chelsea Snyder. Stockton EMS helped GTAS to provide emergency first aid at SET's Woodstockton IV featuring the Goo-Goo Dolls on April 11, 2014.

Officers Spring 2014

Captain

Charles Pivnichny

Lieutenant

Mike Giardina

Sergeant

Keval Patel

Margaret Pennisi

Stockton EMS became partners with Galloway Township Ambulance Squad (GTAS) to provide Stockton EMS members with experience on an ambulance through a ride-along internship on September 18, 2014. During this semester, Mike Giardina was appointed the fifth captain of Stockton EMS.

Officers Fall 2014

Captain

Mike Giardina

Lieutenant

Keval Patel

Sergeant

Kelly Warantz

Roger Finley

Keval Patel was appointed as the sixth captain of Stockton EMS in the spring of 2015.  Stockton EMS attended the 22nd annual NCEMSF conference in Baltimore, MDon February 27-March 1, 2015. Members in attendance included Kelly Warantz, Zoe Stein, Krystyn DiLuigi, Jaclyn Corson, Keval Patel, Ross Clouser, and Roger Finley. Later that semester, Stockton EMS helped GTAS to provide emergency first aid at SET's Woodstockton V featuring Panic! At The Disco on April 17, 2015.

Officers Spring 2015

Captain

Keval Patel

Lieutenant

Kelly Warantz

Sergeant

Roger Finley

In the fall of 2015, Stockton EMS worked side by side with Rowan EMS for the first time. Rowan EMS requested Stockton EMS to assist with their RoGlow concert on September 19, 2015. Attending RoGlow were Cpt. Patel, Lt. Warantz, Sgt. Amos, Sgt. Clouser, Arsene Eliacin, and Brian Hepp.

Officers Fall 2015

Captain

Keval Patel

Lieutenant

Kelly Warantz

Sergeant

Nick Amos

Ross Clouser

Stockton EMS attended the 23rd annual NCEMSF conference in Philadelphia, PA on February 26-28, 2016. Members in attendance included Kelly Warantz, Bill Murphy, Keval Patel, Ross Clouser, and Nicholas Amos. That same semester, Stockton EMS helped GTAS to provide emergency first aid at SET's Woodstockton VI featuring Ludacris on April 15, 2016.

Officers Spring 2016

Captain

Keval Patel

Lieutenant

Kelly Warantz

Sergeant

Nick Amos

Ross Clouser

In the Fall of 2016, Kelly Warantz was appointed as the seventh captain of Stockton EMS. Rowan EMS again invited Stockton EMS to help them staff RoGlow on September 10, 2016. Kelly Warantz, Marissa Hayton, and Mike Clancy were in attendance; many boxes of water were needed to clear the paint from concertgoers’ eyes. Under the direction of Cpt. Warantz, Stockton EMS members taught Hands Only CPR in the Campus Center Grand Hall to over 500 students and staff for national collegiate EMS week on November 15-17, 2016.

Officers Fall 2016

Captain

Kelly Warantz

Lieutenant

Nick Amos

Sergeant

Ross Clouser

Secretary

Krystyn DiLuigi

Stockton EMS attended the 24th annual NCEMSF conference in Baltimore, MD. Members in attendance included Kelly Warantz, Megan Warantz, Ross Clouser, Bill Murphy, and Mike Clancy on February 24-February 26, 2017. Stockton EMS helps GTAS to provide emergency first aid at SET's Woodstockton VII featuring Kesha on April 4, 2017; fortunately, not a single person needed our services that night. Four days later, Stockton EMS members trained with the Galloway Township Ambulance Squad, the Galloway Township Police Department, and Bayview Fire Department to prepare for an active shooter situation on April 8, 2017 at Absegami High School. In attendance for the training were Ross Clouser, Max Young, Pamela Bernal, Bill Murphy, Brianna Previti, Jordan Rudy, and Mike Clancy.

Officers Spring 2017

Captain

Kelly Warantz

Lieutenant

Ross Clouser

Sergeant

Mike Clancy

Secretary

Krystyn DiLuigi

In the Fall of 2017, Ross Clouser was appointed the eighth captain of Stockton EMS. On August 28th, Cpt. Clouser, Max Young, Beth Young, and Lt. Clancy were certified in bike training by SUPD Sgt. Stuart to broaden our response capabilities. The Stockton Police Department provided us with a shed in which to store our equipment and supplies, which gave us much needed space. On August 31, 2017 Stockton EMS staffed their first nightly duty crew with Sgt. Bill Murphy and Sec. Krystyn DiLuigi; duty crews were held every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. We received over 90 applications for membership from perspective members. This semester we were able to staff four sports tournaments with the athletic department. Stockton EMS held a small-scale mass casualty training for all members during our meeting on November 29th, 2017

Officers Fall 2017

Captain

Ross Clouser

Lieutenant

Mike Clancy

Sergeant

Megan Warantz

Bill Murphy
Secretary Krystyn DiLuigi

On January 15th, Stockton EMS taught Hands-Only CPR to Stockton community members as part of the MLK Day of Service. Members attended the 25th annual NCEMSF conference in Philadelphia, PA. Members in attendance included Megan Warantz, Ross Clouser, Bill Murphy, Jordan Rudy, Sabrina Wynne, Christina Kaminskyj, and Mike Clancy on February 23rd-25th. Stockton EMS held its first Training Day for members on March 27th and April 4th with the help of GTAS. These training days consisted of lectures and a full scale mass casualty incident training with an active shooter scenario, which was held in B-Wing classrooms. On April 20th, Stockton EMS staffed Woodstockton VIII featuring the All American Rejects. Fortunately, very few people needed our help this year. 

Officers Spring 2018

Captain

Ross Clouser

Lieutenant

Mike Clancy

Sergeant Megan Warantz Bill Murphy
Secretary Krystyn DiLuigi

Officers Fall 2018

Captain Ross Clouser
Lieutenant Mike Clancy
Sergeant Max Young Connor Masterson
Secretary Alexis Land

Officers Spring 2019

Captain Mike Clancy
Lieutenant Max Young
Sergeant Jordan Rudy Connor Masterson
Secretary Alexis Land

 The Founding of Stockton EMS

As told by the Richard Stockton College Chief of Police Glenn Miller

"Last fall, two students came to the police department with an idea about starting a first aid squad on campus. The students were Bobby Shipley and Shane Delorme both of them volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) in their home town. Bobby and Shane had the concept of starting a first aid squad on campus staffed by student volunteers. They were asked to develop a concept paper and provide some idea of how many EMTs they thought would be willing to assist on a volunteer basis and had the requisite training. They came back with a list of students wanting to get involved and volunteer as well a concept document that provided the framework of what would become an operational procedure. We submitted the proposal to the VP of Administration and Finance and with his support took it to the President. Thanks to the President’s support, it was taken to the Board of Trustees in May/2011 who unanimously approved the Student Association of First Aid Emergency Responders under the supervision of the police department.

"Working with the students, members from the police department and other community members, operational procedures (SOP) were developed to begin the implementation of the S.A.F.E.R. Program. Over the summer uniforms were designed, equipment was ordered, procedures refined and volunteer recruitment commenced. The plan was to have the S.A.F.E.R. medical corp operational in the fall semester, 2011. Officers Brian Widell and Alvin Chan volunteered to be program coordinators. Communications Operator and EMT Barry Kraus, Complex Director George Roitzsch and Campus Center Assistant Director Joe Lizza volunteered to work on equipment supply lists and training programs. By the first week of school 20 students had volunteered to become part of the S.A.F.E.R. program. More than half of those students were already fully certified EMTs with the remaining willing to receive the training needed to be part of the program. On October 14, 2011, the S.A.F.E.R. Program participated in its first deployment, that being the Homecoming Parade in the Sports Center. Thankfully, their services were not needed at that event but on October 15, 2011, the S.A.F.E.R. staffed two different locations on campus during the Homecoming Day Events. Several first aid calls were responded to by the S.A.F.E.R. volunteers on that day much to the thanks of the victims who needed their help.

"During the week October 17-21 training was held thanks to the assistance of George Roitzsch and Barry Kraus that brought all the volunteers into compliance with our operational procedures. We now have a cadre of 20 student volunteers ready to assist and support any event on campus where first aid medical care may be needed. So, if you are having an event and think some first aid personnel on scene might be a safe idea, do not hesitate to contact us so we can schedule our S.A.F.E.R. volunteers. Having watched them in action on several occasions in their very short history, I can tell you this is a program that will be very helpful to the safety of our campus. Thanks to all who volunteered and helped organize this program. Special thanks to Bobby Shipley and Shane Delorme for all their hard work in developing this program."

-Chief Glenn Miller (Chief of Police 2003-2014) 10/26/2011 [source