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Giving back throughout the years

Howard Weinstein | June 22, 2023

My name is Howard Weinstein, and I am a criminal defense lawyer in Millburn. I also run an e-commerce business,, from my downtown Millburn office. However, my most fulfilling role is that of a volunteer EMT on the Millburn Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad. I have been a member of Crew 4 for the past 15 years, and we ride Tuesday nights.

I joined MSHVFAS because I wanted to give back to the community that I live and work in. As a lawyer and business owner, I spend a lot of time in the office, and I wanted to find a way to make a direct impact on people's lives. Becoming an EMT seemed like the perfect opportunity to do just that. MSHVFAS has definitely lived up to my expectations, and then some. I was surprised by just how intense and rewarding the experience would be. Every call is different, and every patient presents a new challenge. I love the camaraderie that comes with riding on a crew, and I enjoy the feeling of being part of a larger community of volunteers who are all working towards the same goal.

I believe that I have made an impact on the community through my work on the squad. As a criminal defense lawyer, I often see people at their worst. As an EMT, I have the opportunity to help people at their most vulnerable. During the height of the COVID pandemic, the gratitude that the people of Millburn expressed towards the members of the squad was overwhelming. It was an honor to be able to help in any way that I could.

In addition to riding Tuesday nights, I also served as a MSHVFAS trustee for three years. Volunteering has allowed me to stay connected with the community and make a positive impact on the town that I call home. I feel incredibly fortunate to be a member of the Millburn Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad. It has allowed me to give back to the community in a meaningful way, and has provided me with countless rewarding experiences over the past 15 years. I would encourage anyone who is considering becoming a volunteer EMT to give it a try - you won't regret it!

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