Martinsville Rescue Squad

Proudly providing volunteer emergency service to Martinsville and Bridgewater, NJ since 1957
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The Martinsville Rescue Squad has a long history of volunteer-based public service.

 


 

 

The Martinsville Rescue Squad was founded in 1957 to provide free emergency medical treatment and transport services to area residents and visitors.  From our inception through today we have been 100% staffed by volunteers from our community, all of whom believed that by volunteering they would help make out community just a little bit safer, friendlier, and better, in general.

 

In almost 60 years of service we have answered many thousands of calls for help, including 1181 calls in 2016.  We responded to emergencies in every corner of our area and on every street, from Sunset Lake to Mountain Top, through Martinsville, and to the Warren and Bound Brook borders and beyond.  Whether a call originated during the daytime, nighttime, on a weekend or holiday, our members responded because someone's family member, neighbor, or friend needed help.  In fact, you probably know someone in the Bridgewater/Martinsville area who has benefitted from our service.

 

Our volunteers come from every walk of life.  They are small business owners, corporate executives, nurses, teachers, students, engineers, consultants, retirees, and homemakers.  Despite the time demands of today's work, family, and social life, they all find some time to give because they believe it makes life more fulfilling.


 

Squad History & Events Timeline

 

 

 1957Founding members meet at Hoffman House to draft Articles of Incorporation.
 1958Squad purchases first ambulance for $200.
 1965Squad donates ambulance to its neighbor - the genesis of the Green Knoll Rescue Squad.
 1969Squad finally gets its very own building.
 1982We celebrate our 25th anniversary with a parade through Martinsville.
 1992Squad celebrates founding member Jim Housten's 35th year of volunteering.
 2003After saving for more than 20 years, the squad approves a much-need building renovation project.
 2005Squad moves in to newly expanded and renovated building.
Squad building & rigs circa 1989.
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Founding members in front of our first ambulance.
Groundbreaking ceremony circa 1969.
25th anniversary parade along Washington Valley Rd.
Mass casualty drill at the Eastern Star Home circa 1983.
Squad building & rigs circa 1989.
Squad members in front of our new 1999 ambulance.
Major building renovations in October 2004.
Newly expanded and renovated building in 2005.
Founding members in front of our first ambulance.Groundbreaking ceremony circa 1969.25th anniversary parade along Washington Valley Rd.Mass casualty drill at the Eastern Star Home circa 1983.Squad building & rigs circa 1989.Squad members in front of our new 1999 ambulance.Major building renovations in October 2004.Newly expanded and renovated building in 2005.