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HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

STEPS TO APPLY

1. Download and Print Application

2. Fill out Application

3. Mail or Drop Off Your Application to the following address:

     Washington Emergency Squad
     100 Belvidere Ave.
     Washington NJ, 07882

Frequently Asked Questions


Who can become a member of the Washington Emergency Squad?


Anyone between the ages of 16 and 70 is eligible to join the Washington Rescue Squad.



What are the steps to becoming a member?


The first step is to either come down to our headquarters and pick up an application or apply online using the steps listed above. After your application is received you will be contacted by our personnel department and brought in for an interview and background check.

You will be informed of your duties and responsibilities if you decide to join and some of the history of our organization.

After you are interviewed, the officers and membership vote for acceptance dependent of the background check.

If your approved you will be assigned to one of our night crews for your Tour of Duty, schedule possible medical training/ EMT school.



How many hours do I need to commit to Washington Emergency Squad?


At present, the time commitment is roughly 48 hours a month. This breaks down to one 12-hour shift or two 6-hour shifts (6PM - 6AM) each business week (Monday - Sunday), or any times, day or night, are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Different volunteering hours can be accommodated on a case-by-case basis when you apply. I.E. 12-hour shift on Saturday or 12-hour shift during the day from 6 AM to 6 PM.



I have no training, how can I help?


You do not need any experience whatsoever. We will assist you in locating an EMT class that fits your schedule and that is paid for by the State of New Jersey. We will also work with you to get you CPR certified and help you through your EMT classes. We will do so by conducting training and drills that will coincide with your EMT training. Down the road, you will have the opportunity to become a driver and become Rescue certified.



I am a high school student, how can I do my full tour and still go to school?


During your weeknight shifts you would ride 6PM to 10 PM. On the weekend shifts you would ride 6AM to 11PM. Parental permission is required and suggested.



I am a college student and go away to school, but would still like to ride with Washington Squad, can I?


That is not a problem. After becoming squad qualified you can take an educational leave of absence and then come back and ride with your crew when you are home from school.



Can I join if I don't live in Washington?


Other towns are considered on a case-by-case basis.