Cadet Applications due May 1st!

Our Cadet Membership applications will be open through May 1st. After May 1st, interviews will be conducted and our next group of cadet members will be selected. Our Cadet Membership is for high school students ages 16-18. 


New Weekly Open House

Stop by for Coffee. Ask Questions. Meet the Officers. Tour the Ambulance.

Are you curious about the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad (BHVRS)? Have you thought about joining but are concerned about the commitment? Are you unsure how you could fit one more thing into your busy week?

Our members felt the same way. Many of us have jobs, children, and some are even back in school. The BHVRS makes it easy to volunteer. Members have the option of riding at night or during the day—and you do not need to stay at the building when you are on shift.

Come stop by our open houses, every Tuesday night from 7-9pm at the Rescue Squad located at 378 Snyder Avenue. Ask our squad members anything you want to know! Learn about what it is like to be on the BHVRS and how it can fit into your hectic life. There is no obligation to sign up. 

“When I first joined I was worried about balancing the squad with a work-from-home job and little kids. But the BHVRS understood I was only able to give so much,” says squad member Carolyn Sayre, NREMT.

“When I am on shift I can still help my kids with their homework or sit down for a family meal. I can tell you that they have never remembered the bedtime story I missed when my pager went off or I had a training to attend. But they sure do remember,  “My mom is an EMT!”


Happy Birthday Leah!

We want to wish a very special HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our BFF Leah!! Leah made another very generous donation to the squad this week at our business meeting. Happy, happy birthday Leah!! We are so lucky to have a friend like you!!


Cadet Fundraiser

Every year, the Cadets of the BHVRS hold a fundraiser for a cause that they are passionate about. This year, they have decided to raise money for Operation Supply Drop, an organization dedicated to cultivating a strong community of relevant and reliable support to our nation’s service members. By making generous donations to our Operation Supply Drop team, you will help Operation Supply Drop build and reinforce veteran support through “supply drops.” These supply drops impact over 450 units and support over 350,000 troops. “Supply drops” are not just common care packages. They are crucial in that they “Make Fun Where There is None”, hosting and supporting morale events (homecomings, Christmas parties, family days, etc), providing coffee, and other entertainment (video games). Please consider making a donation to our team because all donations are going toward making an impact for our service members. Thank you!


Winter Walk

Come see the BHVRS at the Winter Walk!! We are writing letters to Santa and making balloon animals!


BHEF Color Run

This morning, the squad is enjoying the beautiful weather at the BHEF Color Run! Stop by our table to learn more about becoming a member and get a balloon animal!


Thoughtful message from patient’s family

Thank you to the Augenstein Family for taking the time to write such a thoughtful message. Your kindness is deeply appreciated by our entire crew and all the members of the BHVRS. It is our pleasure and honor to help our fellow neighbors in their time of need. We are glad your son is feeling better and Goldie has a new friend! – Joe, Arlene, Carolyn & Ben

Original post from BH Community Forum:
Wanted to express my gratitude to the Berkeley Heights Police Department & the Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad. Last night my son had a bad croup attack and was having a lot of trouble breathing. Usually we are able to calm him down but this time it came on so suddenly & it sounded different than it normally does. They were all so wonderful with him (& especially me – who clearly can not handle emergency situations because I was a basket case). We are so lucky to live in a town that has such an amazing police department & rescue squad. They gave my son a bean bag fish that he named Goldie & he will not part with it. If any of you are on Facebook, thank you from the bottom of my heart. 💗💗💗💗💗💗


Community Events

The squad and the community had a busy weekend! On Saturday, we attended the Rubber Ducky Festival and on Sunday we attended Bikers for Brooke. We love this time of year because there are so many events going and we get to spend a lot of time with the community! We hope everyone had a great weekend!


Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! Today we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. So glad we got the parade in this year!