We need EMTs, ambulance drivers, and first aid assistants to respond to area 911 calls. Regardless of what role you fill, the minimum level of training we require is healthcare provider level CPR. The squad can provide this training free of charge. Drivers need defensive driver training, which we will provide, and those who provide patient care will need first aid training and can go on to get EMT-B certification. There is no cost to you for any of this training.
Important traits for those responding to 911 calls include a desire to help those in need:
Responding to 911 calls is a great introduction to the healthcare field. If you are considering a career in healthcare, volunteering for the squad can provide a free basic education and experience that will serve you well when you later enroll for a medical or health services education. For those not in healthcare, the skills you learn will serve you and your family well for years to come.
Ages 18 years of age or older- find more information on volunteering in this document.
Ages 16 to 18- find more information on cadet volunteering in this document.
We have all the same business administration needs that most small business have:
"Support Members" Classes- members who do not respond to 911 calls, but instead focus only on administrative tasks. If you have office administration, clerical, computer, or management skills and would like to help us out please contact us.
If you don't want to volunteer on an ongoing basis, we occasionally have short-term projects we need to get done. These projects can take anywhere from a few hours to a week or two to complete. This may include tasks like painting, historical records reorganization, or planting new bushes and trees. Let us know if you would like to volunteer on a project basis and we will contact you when opportunities arise.
See our Contact Page to discuss volunteer opportunities
Volunteering is a rewarding and fulfilling experience and the time you give can have a direct impact on the quality of life of your family, friends, neighbors, and visitors. Please consider helping. We will provide all necessary training, equipment, and support.
Bridgewater Township provides incentives to area residents who volunteer for local rescue squads and fire departments. These incentives include:
For details see the Bridgewater Emergency Services web page.