Information on Volunteering
volunteers are always welcome! 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.
Township provides incentives to area residents who volunteer for local
rescue squads and fire departments. These incentives include a
LOSAP plan, tuition reimbursement, and a waiver of certain Township
fees. For details see the Bridgewater Emergency Services web page.
Martinsville Rescue Squad is operated and managed 100% by
volunteers. That means we need two types of volunteers.
For operations we need volunteers to respond to area 911
calls. For business administration we need volunteers to help with
recruiting, fund raising, recordkeeping, data entry, and more. It
takes more volunteers to respond to area 911 calls 24 hours a day, 7
days a week than it takes for business administration, so we tend to
place more emphasis on encouraging volunteers to help with 911
Volunteering for 911 Call Response:
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.
traits for those responding to 911 calls include a desire to help those
in need, an ability to work as part of a team, and good communication
and social skills. 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.
If you are 18 years of age or older you can find more information on volunteering in this document.
also have a cadet program. Cadets are members from ages 16 to
18. You can find more information on cadet volunteering in
Volunteering for Business Administration:
have all the same business administration needs that most any small
business has. We have supplies to order, bills to pay, people to
correspond with, data to enter and report on, employees (volunteers) to
schedule and care for, building and grounds to maintain and so on.
We have a class of volunteer members called "Support Members"
who do not respond to 911 calls, but who 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. These projects can include tasks like
painting, historical records reorganization, or planting new
bushes and trees. If you think you might like to volunteer
for a project, let us know and we will contact you when project
If you would like to volunteer or want to discuss volunteer opportunities use our Contact Us page.