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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 the people of Rumson and surrounding communities. We provide excellent customer valued service in prevention, education, and emergency response. 


Our goal is to provide outstanding emergency medical services that earn strong citizen support delivered through an effective and efficient organization consisting of volunteer members of the Rumson community.

Many 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.

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Our line officers manage overall operations of the squad.  They provide leadership and training, manage equipment and technology, and direct the crew during calls.

Most importantly they are there to make sure crew members are safe and comfortable with what they are asked to do!

Doug Rossbach being sworn in by Mayor Joe Hemphill


Our 2024 line officers:

Captain Doug Rossbach, 1st Lieutenant Elze-Ann Holtzhausen, 2nd Lieutenant Tim Wisely and Sargeant Jake Milkowski


"Rumson EMS is a growing, dynamic organization and I am honored to be elected as Captain" said Doug.  "A Captain is only as good as his team and I am surrounded by a strong, capable group of emergency services professionals who are proud of the service they provide to Rumson and the surrounding community."  

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