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National Volunteer Week

As part of National Volunteer Week we would like to take a moment to recognize all the Squad’s volunteers, without whom we would not be able to provide all the services that we offer to our community. In 2018 our members volunteered over 13,400 hours of duty time. Those hours do not include all of the training and drill hours our volunteers put in to stay proficient in their skills. As of April 1st we are proud to say we are on track to exceed 2018’s volunteer hours in 2019.

National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 by Points of Light and has grown exponentially each year. National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world.

If you are interested in joining our team, please feel free to visit our website; www.frfars.org/joinnow

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Focus Group Invitation


The Flemington-Raritan First Aid & Rescue Squad is currently preparing to launch a large-scale capital campaign to help us raise funds for our planned new building, located on Royal Road in Raritan Township. We have retained the services of Ruotolo Associates, a national firm with experience planning non-profit fundraising to conduct a study providing insights and strategies to help the squad have the greatest chance of success in our campaign. As part of this study, we will be hosting two focus groups open to local members of our community, located at our Squad building at 26 State Route 12, Flemington, NJ.

·        Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

·        Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM

We would like to invite interested members of our community who either live, work, or own a business in our coverage area to participate in our focus groups, facilitated by Ruotolo Associates staff. The goal of the focus group sessions is to better understand how the Squad fits into our community and for local participants to share their thoughts and ideas about how we may best meet our goal. The focus group is NOT a solicitation.

To participate in one of our focus group sessions, please contact campaign@frfars.org or fill out the form below, providing your name, municipality of residence or business, a contact phone number, and preferred session. One of our team members will be in touch. Thank you for your time and support.


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Per-Diem Emergency Medical Technician

The Flemington Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad is currently accepting Application for Per-Diem Emergency Medical Technicians. Detail are listed below.

Resume and Cover Letter should be sent via email to employment@frfars.org

Attention local residents and business owners:

We need your help! There are still spaces available to participate in our Focus Group session. The Focus Group will be held on Thursday, March 28th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Rescue Squad building. Come share insights, ideas, and strategies to help your local Emergency Medical Services and Rescue Services provider as we continue to work towards making our new headquarters a reality. This invitation is NOT a solicitation for donations and there is no financial obligation to participate. Please sign up using the link below. We hope to meet you on Thursday.

Clean Trucks

What does the crew do when the weather is nice? They start with cleaning the winter salt and grime off the ambulances and heavy rescue!

Are you interested in joining our team? We are always looking for new volunteers. Visit www.frfars.org/joinnow to fill out our application.

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Units Respond to Two Alarm Fire

On Tuesday 22 January 2019 at 0031 Hours, the Flemington – Raritan Rescue Squad responded with the Raritan Township Fire Company and numerous other agencies to Becks Blvd near Neshanic Drive in Raritan Township for a possible structure fire. The caller was reporting a couch on fire. Raritan Township Police Officers Brett Szatkowski, Adam Swiatek, and Robert Schenck arrived on scene a few minutes later and confirmed a working structure fire, with fire venting from the right side of the home, and possible entrapment. The officers forced their way into the home and found an elderly subject on a burning couch. They quickly grabbed the subject and moved her to a window. She was passed out the window to safety. A second subject was found with smoke inhalation.

The Rescue Squad responded with BLS Ambulances 4954 and 4953, Heavy Rescue 495 and Technical Rescue 495. Mutual aid ambulances were requested from Amwell Valley Ambulance Corps, Lambertville – New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad, and Whitehouse First Aid and Rescue Squad. Clinton First Aid and Rescue Squad responded with an ambulance and REHAB 455.

On arrival, the crew of BLS 4954 immediately began to aid the elderly subject. The patrol officers radioed the ambulance to pull into the driveway to receive the patients. Once aboard, the ambulance quickly pulled out of the driveway to allow access for fire apparatus as they arrived. Due to her injuries, the first patient was transported to a landing zone at Copper Hill School and transferred to the New Jersey State Police NorthStar medevac helicopter for transport to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. The second patient was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick by BLS 4851. Paramedics from Hunterdon Medical Center’s EMS-1 and EMS-3 assisted with patient care. The three police officers were evaluated at the scene by the crew of BLS 4953 for smoke inhalation, with all three returning to duty a short time later.

EMS personnel continued to assist with REHAB and EMS stand-by for the duration of the incident. These operations were aided by the canteen unit of the Columbia Fire Company #4 and Raritan Township Emergency Management. Two alarms and a water shuttle were required to eventually bring the fire under control. Rescue firefighters assisted with suppression efforts as directed. Branchburg Rescue Squad provided an ambulance at our station to help cover our area while units were committed to the fire scene.

Fire / Rescue personnel were clear of the scene around 0400 Hours. The fire investigation is being handled by the Raritan Township Fire Marshal’s Office, Raritan Township Police, and the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office.

Great job to the Raritan Township Police Department for a heroic rescue! Strong work as usual to all responding agencies for mitigating the incident, and special thanks to our EMS mutual aid partners for the assistance on a very cold night.

New Building Project

Investing In Our Communities

Currently, our station has three bays for ambulances and two bays for heavy rescue vehicles. All of the other vehicles, trailers and equipment are housed in a “temporary” tent and a trailer that is on our property. Our administrative staff shares desks and computer work stations. As our current building was built in 1952, repairs and maintenance costs are on the rise every year. We have explored several options on how our squad can cost effectively maintain our current station. However, with feedback from the engineers and architects; it would not be cost effective to bring our current station up to code and would not be able to add sufficient space needed to house all of our equipment and vehicles.

Now is the perfect time to invest in your community!

Focus Group Invitation

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