The BHVRS can always use new volunteers! We are looking for people in the community who are enthusiastic, willing to learn, and looking to make a difference for their neighbors!
Requirements for Riding Membership
A Membership Candidate must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Possess a valid NJ driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record
- Be in accord with the objectives of the BHVRS
- Come to the Squad for a personal interview
- If asked, provide a physician’s note stating that the prospective member is physically able to perform duties
- Ability to ride one 12-hour shift during the week, either 7am-7pm or 7pm-7am.
- Ride two 6-hour weekend shifts each month. These do not need to be consecutive.
- While you are on shift, you are responsible for rig check at the beginning of the shift, and then you are free to respond to the squad building from home when the squad gets a call.
Once you are a member, we will help you get the following certifications:
- CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
- Basic First Aid
- EMT – Basic (can apply for Training Fund after 4 months in good standing with the squad)
- Free Uniform
- Free Continuing Medical Education
- No need to stay at the building during shifts
- Making a difference in our community!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I have to have any medical experience to join the Rescue Squad?
Definitely not! Although some of our members are involved in the medical field, many joined with no medical experience at all. All you need to join is willingness to learn.
How much of a time commitment will it be?
Our Regular Members are expected to ride one 12-hour shift a week. Squad members do not need to stay at the building for their entire shift. If you are worried about time commitment, please still apply and we will work with you!
Is there any cost or anything I have to buy?
Once you are a member of the squad, we will give you free CPR and First Aid Training, along with a uniform and a pager. After four months as a member in good standing, you will be eligible to take the EMT class, paid for the New Jersey Training Fund.
I’m a little nervous….
Don’t be worried! As an associate you will never be the only person in charge of a patient, and we work hard to make sure associate members are comfortable on every call. We do training on shift to prepare you for all the types of calls we receive.
OK, I’m in! How do I apply?
To apply click here for the BHVRS Membership Application and email or mail the completed application to the BHVRS.
I want to help our community, but I am not sure attending emergency calls is for me; can I do anything else to help?
Yes, why not apply for our Auxiliary membership. We have many other ways you can help.