Daytime Volunteers Needed! Apply online here or call 973.377.4226 for details.

The First Aid Squad needs drivers, first responders, and Emergency Medical Technicians on all shifts. The squad also needs auxiliary members to help with squad functions, occasional babysitting, cleaning, errands and many other activities.


MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

Apply via our online form here. You can also contact the membership chairman directly at 973-377-4226 and ask how you can help today. We also have a PDF version that can downloaded below and returned to the squad house at 60 Felch Road. (Download Adobe Acrobat Reader free from here)

Florham Park Memorial First Aid Squad Membership Application
Auxiliary Membership Application


INFORMATIONAL VIDEO

This informational video, NJ Volunteer EMS Opens Doors, has been made by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services and the NJSFAC. It provides a pretty good perspective on what volunteer EMS is all about.

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BENEFITS OF JOINING THE SQUAD

There are several things that you can enjoy by becoming a member of the squad. The Floham Park pool offers a free pool membership to all squad members every year as well as Planet Gym offers the squad a membership fee of $10 a month which is a great discount off the regular price. Also the squad has a lounge for the duty crew to sit in or if you just want to come hang out with a nice couches and a 52 inch television. You also get a chance to meet all kinds of people and make some great friends while helping to serve you community in a great way.


AUXILIARY MEMBERSHIP

Can't commit the full time to ride and be on duty? The Florham Park Memorial First Aid Squad is recruiting community members to volunteer for committee assignments. The squad needs help on the following committees: house and grounds, engineering, special functions (such as luncheons), and, the July 4th float. Anyone who is interested should call the squad house at 973-377-4226 and leave a message for Marie Northridge, auxiliary chairperson.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What would I do as a squad member? You would respond to emergency calls that are dispatched through the portable radios from anywhere in the borough. You would meet your crew at the squad house and travel to the scene in the ambulance. As a squad member, you would gather patient information and assist more experienced EMTs with patient care. Professional paramedics from area hospitals meet the squad at the scene for more serious medical or trauma calls. Many emergency calls are for people who need transport because of a medical or traumatic condition, not the extreme situations seen on television programs.

What training or medical experience is required? No training or experience is necessary to join the squad. Within the first six months you are strongly encouraged to take your standard first aid and CPR course. As time goes on you will also need to take further training to become an emergency medical technician which is 120 hours of training if you choose to do so. You may also become a driver on the squad as long as you are older than 21 and have a clean driving record.

What is the cost for training and uniforms/equipment? All costs of training are covered under the training fund and are at no cost to you. All uniforms and equipment are provided by the squad and are at no cost to you.

When is a squad member on call? The squad has 2 different shifts the day shift from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the night shift which is from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. for each day of the week. Different people are on everyday but usually the same group of people for that shift on that day for every week. Each person is required to ride at least 24 hours a month and is encouraged to ride at least one 12 hour shift per week.

Who would be on call with me? Squad members are from all age groups, professions and backgrounds. Squad members are students, health care professionals, business owners, retirees and homemakers. Members must be at least age 16.

Why should I join? Ask any member of the squad why they joined and the answer will likely be that they wanted to help people and make a difference in the community. The First Aid Squad responds to more than 1,100 calls a year.

What if I can't commit the full time needed? The Florham Park Memorial First Aid Squad is recruiting community members to volunteer for committee assignments. The squad needs help on the following committees: house and grounds, engineering, special functions (such as luncheons) and, later this spring, the July 4 float. Anyone who is interested should call the squad house at 973-377-4226 and leave a message for the auxiliary chairperson. An auxiliary membership application is also available below.

What do you use for scheduling and work with everyones busy schedules? We use scheduling software and services providd by WhenToHelp.com and it's been working out great for us so far. Check out the link below for more information:

Volunteer Management Scheduling Software
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Make a difference! Help your neighbors!

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