The Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad is a combination volunteer and career Emergency Medical and Rescue Services provider serving all of Flemington Borough, all of Raritan Township, parts of Readington and Delaware Townships, and the surrounding areas. We were established in 1952, following in the traditions set forth by the Flemington American Legion Ambulance and Civil Defense Corps. Since then we have grown to an organization with nearly 100 active members and a wide variety of specialized vehicles and equipment. We answer approximately 3100 calls for service annually. We continue to work hard to grow and meet the needs of our diverse and ever changing community. Our goal is to provide the most rapid and most professional services that our residents and business require.
We provide 24 hour a day, 365 days a year coverage with crews in our station. What this means is that when you call for our services, we are ready to respond immediately. We have made this commitment to provide quicker service for you, our residents and businesses. This coverage is provided by our dedicated volunteers and career employees. Without their commitment, this type of service would not be possible. We have an average response time of under 8 minutes to emergency calls. This time is calculated from the time we are dispatched to your emergency to the time all equipment needed arrives on the scene to assist. With over 50 square miles of coverage area, over 30,000 residents and many daytime commuters we are proud to offer these response capabilities.
Our squad provides emergency ambulance services with five well equipped ambulances, and rescue services with two heavy rescue trucks, a marine rescue vehicle, a collapse rescue trailer and a boat. To see and read about these vehicles, see the Apparatus page.
We are always looking for volunteers. Without the dedication of our volunteers, our organization would require much more financial support from you, the taxpayers. It is through many hours of hard work and dedication of these people that you are able to receive quality and well trained services and equipment. We are a non-profit organization and rely on your donations to supplement our operating budget. Please don’t forget us when you receive a donation request in the mail.
Anyone interested in becoming a member may call (908) 782-6103 or can fill out our online application. We have several classes of membership to meet your availability. Training is all free and provided, as is all required equipment.