The mission of the Rumson First Aid Squad is to ensure the immediate availability of quality emergency care, health preparedness, and access to injury prevention resources in accordance with established county, state, and federal standards to all the people of Rumson and the surrounding community. We provide excellent customer valued service in prevention, education, professional service and emergency response.
Our organization serves as the provider of emergency medical and public safety services in Rumson. Our goal is to earn overwhelming citizen satisfaction and community support and to develop a highly effective and efficient organization consisting of members of the Rumson community, all of whom are volunteer personnel.
Many of our Squad members are certified by the State of New Jersey as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). To achieve this distinction, EMTs undergo a rigorous 250-hour training course and have to pass a demanding national test. We are trained in basic emergency care skills, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, automated defibrillation, use of definitive airway adjuncts, oxygen therapy, first aid, splinting, assisting patients with certain medications, and lifting and moving patients.
We never charge for our services. Our resources come from three sources:
Voluntary contributions from Rumson residents and civic organizations;
Funding from the Rumson Borough municipal government;
Contribution of time and energy by the Squad membership, without pay.