George Auperlee started in EMS as a teenager, in 1972, with Tri-Boro First Aid Squad, of Butler, New Jersey. In a very short time he was one of the youngest EMT's and Instructors in New Jersey. He is currently affiliated with the Pennsylvania Department of Health as the Regional EMS Ambulance Licensure Coordinator, the EMS Operations Coordinator, and the EMS Communications Coordinator, among many other duties.
George had some smaller Matchbox-type EMS toys as a child; but after serving all over the world as a Navy Corpsman, his collection expanded. Between 1976 and 1999, George visited toy shops in whatever country he happened to be, garnering these treasures along the way. Over the years, his family and friends knowing of his passion, also added to his collection.
George relates that with the advent of the internet, his wife has also been instrumental in locating and purchasing more items. George enjoys finding unusual EMS toys, such as his flashlight shaped like an ambulance and stuffed animals. He also tells us his favorite toy to date is the 1968 Miller Meter Cadillac, the first kind of rig he ever worked in, because it reminds him of those great days.
The National EMS Museum Foundation is indebted to George for so generously sharing his passion with all of us! Following this page, you will find many stacks displaying these toys. Eventually there will be somewhere around 500 pictures to enjoy.
Finally, if you happen to have specific information on the age, manufacturer, or something else of interest about a toy, please contacts us so we can include it!
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Last Revision Date: 5/22/07 - 0:12 AM