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Roxbury Fire and EMS receives donation of six LifeVacs

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Roxbury Township ambulances are now equipped with a suction device to aid first responders in resuscitating a victim with an airway obstruction.

The six devices, called LifeVac, were recently donated to Roxbury Company 1 Fire and EMS by Maverick’s Legacy.

The LifeVac is FDA registered as a Class II medical device, to be used in instances where the Heimlich and other life saving measures are not working in a choking emergency.

Each ambulance in the township will have a LifeVac kit and they will have a spare if one is used.

“We were lucky to be connected with Maverick’s Legacy after they contacted the 12th EMS District of which Roxbury Company One is a member to get the word out,” the department said.

Maverick’s Legacy is a 501c3 nonprofit and was started in memory of the Chambers son, Maverick Scott Chambers, who passed away on April 23, 2022 from complications of a choking accident.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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