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HAPPENING TODAY: University Hospital EMS Community Cookout Will Occur After Saturday's Cancellation


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By: Richard L. Smith 

Officials at University Hospital EMS are announcing exciting news for the Newark community.

The University Hospital Newark EMS said they are launching their first annual 'Outreach Community Cookout,' set to take place at Weequahic Park in Newark's South Ward.

Due to inclement weather, this eagerly anticipated event that was scheduled for Saturday, May 20th, will take place today,  Sunday May 21st  from noon to 5 p.m.,

The event will promise an afternoon filled with health awareness and community engagement.

University Hospital officials say 'The Community Outreach Cookout' presents a unique opportunity for attendees to not only enjoy a fun-filled day but also prioritize their well-being.

Visitors will have the chance to check their vitals and interact with healthcare providers, fostering a sense of connection and understanding between patients and their medical caregivers.

This event aims to promote a stronger bond within the community and encourage proactive healthcare practices.

Officials said the cookout will feature an engaging "Touch-a-Truck" activity, allowing attendees to explore emergency vehicles up close.

Real estate Participants can marvel at the impressive machinery and learn more about the life-saving work carried out by the Newark Fire Department in collaboration with University Hospital EMS.

Additionally, the event will include valuable lessons on CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and bleeding control techniques. These essential skills can make a significant difference in emergencies, empowering individuals to take immediate action and potentially save lives.

The University Hospital EMS is proud to organize this event in partnership with The University Hospital Foundation and The Newark Fire Department. Their collective efforts highlight the commitment to fostering a healthier and more resilient community in and around the Newark region. 

So mark your calendars and join the University Hospital Newark EMS at Weequahic Park on (today) Sunday, May 21st, for an enjoyable and educational afternoon. Officials said together all can have a positive impact on their community's health and well-being.