Who We Are...
We are your friends, and neighbors who volunteer to provide emergency medical services to Independence and Liberty Townships in Warren County, NJ.
Independence First Aid Squad is a non-profit organization with 100% volunteer members. The members of the squad are committed to providing dependable and professional emergency medical services to the residents and visitors of our area. We do not receive any pay for the many hours we spend training and responding to medical emergencies.
We currently have 2 patient ambulances and 1 rescue truck that contains the extrication equipment, including the Jaws of Life tool.
Our membership consists of Emergency Medical Technicians, (EMT), First Responders and drivers. Our EMT's have an initial training program of 120 hours of classroom training. They also perform 10 hours of training in the local emergency room. Continued training is necessary to maintain the EMT Certification. This consists of 28 hours of continuing education, which includes both classroom instruction and practical hands on training every 3 years.
The squad is always in need of volunteers. If you would like to find out more about membership in the squad, follow the membership link (We Want Yo) to find out how. The squad provides full training with no prior experience.
We hope you will explore more of our website and learn more about our history and how you can help the squad even if you don't want to become an EMT.
What We Do...
- Automated defibrillation
- Bleeding Control
- Epi-pen administration in event of a life threatening
- Assist in Child Birth
- Lifting and moving patients
- Many more things not listed here...
Please remember the Independence First Aid Squad does not bill for services. If you have received a bill for services, it is most likely from the paramedic unit. Paramedic units provide Advanced Life Support to someone having a major medical emergency such as a heart attack, stroke and many other life threatening emergencies. The Paramedics work with the EMT's to add another level of the care in pre-hospital medical emergencies. The paramedics bill for their services.
If you are interested in learning more about what we do and how you can be a member, check out the "How You Can Help" section of our web site.