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joining the milltown rescue squad

Volunteering as an Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic is an excellent way to serve your community while gaining invaluable life-saving experience. Volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians in Milltown are known for their extraordinary clinical and driving skills, advanced training, and consistent high-level of performance. EMTs perform many duties besides answering 911 calls.


Volunteering as an Emergency Medical Technician is mentally and physically demanding; you will be asked to intervene and provide exemplary service during the worst moments of people’s lives. Your training is very extensive but manageable if you have strong time management skills. There are a series of training courses which equate to 220 classroom hours to attain the status of Emergency Medical Technician-Basic; at this level of certification you may be charged with managing an entire ambulance crew. By the end of your initial training you will be proficient in CPR and how to handle cardiac as well as respiratory arrest, heart attacks, seizures, diabetic emergencies, respiratory problems, and other medical emergencies. You will also know how to manage traumatic injuries such as falls, fractures, lacerations, and burns.


You will find that your training is intellectually stimulating and will compliment your professional work or education; in addition to the specialized skills acquired, you will become a leader among your peers and learn new management strategies. The possibilities for advancement in this position are unbounded. Following completion of EMT class, you will have a state-wide license that allows you to practice Emergency Medical Services. Many people who start as EMTs go on to pursue other careers in healthcare, such as Nursing and Para-medicine. Others continue on public service paths as Firefighters or Police Officers.


SENIOR MEMBERSHIP

JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP

The Senior Membership is the general membership of the Milltown Rescue Squad. Senior Members are those who are 18+ year old when they join. Members must meet the following requirements:

  • Be able to ride Night Crew or Day Crew (48 Hours/Month)

  • Have no criminal record

  • Live within 1.5 miles of the station OR

  • Stay at the building when on duty.

  • Attend at least 50% of Meetings and Drills

  • Become an EMT within 2 years of joining

The Junior Membership is made of high school students who are at least 15 1/2 when they join. They must also meet the following requirements.


  • Serve a 6 Month Probation

  • Maintain a C Average or higher in school

  • Attend all Meetings and Drills

  • EMT Training is optional and encouraged

  • Ride 4 hours a month between 6a-9p

  • Attend all required trainings

Milltown Rescue Squad Membership Application Packet.pdf
Junior Member Application.pdf

membership committments

Volunteering as an Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic is an excellent way to serve your community while gaining invaluable life-saving experience. Volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians in Milltown are known for their extraordinary clinical and driving skills, advanced training and consistent high level of performance. EMTs perform many duties besides answering 911 calls.


Volunteering as an Emergency Medical Technician is mentally and physically demanding; you will be asked to intervene and provide exemplary service during the worst moments of people’s lives. Your training is very extensive but manageable if you have strong time management skills. There are a series of training courses which equate to 220 classroom hours to attain the status of Emergency Medical Technician-Basic; at this level of certification you may be charged with managing an entire ambulance crew. By the end of your initial training you will be proficient in CPR and how to handle cardiac as well as respiratory arrest, heart attacks, seizures, diabetic emergencies, respiratory problems, and other medical emergencies. You will also know how to manage traumatic injuries such as falls, fractures, lacerations, and burns.


You will find that your training is intellectually stimulating and will complement your professional work or education; in addition to the specialized skills acquired, you will become a leader among your peers and learn new management strategies. The possibilities for advancement in this position are unbounded. Following completion of EMT class, you will have a state wide license that allows you to practice Emergency Medical Services. Many people who start at EMTs go on to pursue other careers in healthcare, such as Nursing and Para-medicine. Others continue on public service paths at Firefighters or Police Officers.


APPLICATION PROCESS


After completing the Membership Application, return them to the Rescue Squad. Please mail to the following:


MILLTOWN RESCUE SQUAD

ATTN: INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE

PO BOX 308

MILLTOWN, NJ 08850


You can also email them to recruitment@milltownrescuesquad.org or simply drop them off at our Squad Building.


Once your application is received, you will be contacted to schedule an interview with our Investigating Committee. We will then confirm your references and send out forms for them to complete and return. References may not be family members but may be friends, co-workers, teacher or employers.


After you have passed the interview, you will be scheduled to take a CPR and First Aid course. This is provided at no cost if you still choose to join. Each class if 4 hours long and is taken over the course of two evenings.


During this time, you will also take the Physician’s Authorization Form to your primary care provider for evaluation and completion. This is done at your own expense. If you do not have a primary care provider, you can obtain a work physical at an Urgent Care Center. Please contact the one you would like to use for more information.


After all the above is completed, you will be brought on a six-month probation and contacted to schedule orientation. New members are brought on during the first weeks of January, April, July and October. Please keep this in mind when turning in your application. This process can take upwards of a month.


If you have any questions during the application process, do not be afraid to reach out. We will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.


Thank you again for your interest in the Milltown Rescue Squad! We look forward to receiving your application and speaking with you.