How much prior experience or training do I need to volunteer?
No previous experience or training is necessary to become a Flemington – Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad volunteer. Our organization counts on men and women of all ages and backgrounds to join together and respond to emergencies. In many cases, these individuals didn’t have any medical training before joining our team, but have since received free training in order to handle all sorts of emergencies.
What kind of training do you offer and what areas of rescue do you engage in?
Ambulance crews must complete training as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), and are required to be certified in professional cardio-pulmonary resuscitation for Healthcare Providers. In addition, members are trained in the latest techniques for medical emergencies under the supervision of the Squad’s medical director. Specialized teams also provide technical rescues.
Are there other benefits to volunteering?
In addition to the satisfaction and pride that comes from helping others, FRFARS volunteers learn emergency response and leadership skills that for some can lead to public safety careers. Many also find volunteering fulfills a civic desire to be more involved in our community. Being an ambulance and rescue squad volunteer is challenging, exciting and rewarding.
Can I volunteer without assisting in medical or rescue emergencies?
Yes! If 9-1-1 emergency response is not for you, we have needs for people with skills in the areas of accounting, recruiting, business management, event planning, design, education and more.
I’m not 18 yet. How can I help?
Many of our current members began their volunteer careers as junior members, which can be between the ages of 16-18. Junior members are trained in CPR and first aid, and act as responders with our ambulance crews. They can then work towards going to get their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) License.
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