New Cadet Class

Last week, we welcomed our new cadet class to the squad at their orientation! We are very excited to bring on these 6 talented high school students and work with them to gain invaluable skills through their training and experience serving our town.

Do you want to be like these incredible kids? We are always looking for adult members to join our team!


Why I Ride

Do you want to get out of the house, meet new people, and learn skills that could save a life? Join the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad and become part of a family that takes care of each other and the community. When Alyssa Hammer, NREMT, joined the BHVRS she expanded her horizons and met all different kinds of people. Learn more about why she rides!


Training Future Cadets

It’s never too early to start training! Our future cadet learns the ropes with regular member Sharon Rubenstein, NREMT.

Does your child love to see lights and sirens zipping by on the street? Wave to us the next time we are speeding by. And remember the BHVRS is here for you 24/7 should you need us.


American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. And love is in the air at the BHVRS. Regular member Amanda Boland, EMT, ensures her skills are up to date by taking her boyfriend’s blood pressure and vital signs.

At the BHVRS, we are family. And our members’ spouses, children, significant others, and friends are family too. We love when they stop by to visit!


Why I Ride – Roxanne Middlebrook

Are you curious about the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad (BHVRS)? Have you always wanted to join but are unsure if you have the time?

Roxanne Middlebrook has a message for her neighbors — you can help make a difference in our community, no matter how busy you are! She was concerned about joining the BHVRS with a demanding professional and home life. But the BHVRS made it easy to work around her schedule. Today Roxanne feels fulfilled being able to pay forward the kindness and generosity the community has shown her over the years. Learn more about membership opportunities and how we can make riding work for you by emailing:


2022 Cadet Applications

Cadet Recruitment for 2022 is closed.  Thank you to those who applied.  No additional applications are being accepted.


Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad’s Virtual Flower/Plant Sale Fundraiser for Relay for Life

The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad (BHVRS) will be hosting our 2nd-ever virtual Plant/Flower Sale to benefit Relay for Life, which benefits cancer patients and cancer research. Our Relay Team – BH EMS: Bringing Hope Every Minute to warriorS – will donate proceeds from the sale to Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.  Because of the funds raised, many cancer patients and their families will benefit from the progress that is being made in the areas of research toward a cure and novel treatments and therapeutics through the American Cancer Society.

Orders may be placed online at, beginning on Wednesday, April 28th, until Sunday, May 9th. Our online shop is easy to navigate, and we have a wide assortment of flowers/plants and herbs. This assortment includes beautiful flats and individual begonias, geraniums, impatiens, marigolds, vinca, and petunias in various bright colors and quantities. We are also selling stunning small and large hanging baskets.  This year azaleas, hydrangeas, spirea and potting soil are also available.

You can pick up your order on Sunday, May 16th, between 11 AM and 4 PM at the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad building, located at 378 Snyder Avenue in Berkeley Heights. At pick-up, strict social distancing measures will be enforced, and a mask/face-covering will be required to be worn at pick-up.

If you have any questions about the plant/flower sale, please reach out to the BHVRS at (908)-464-0013. Visit and like the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad on Facebook ( and Instagram ( 

If you are interested in learning more about what we do and how we do it, please visit And, if you have ever thought about volunteering with BHVRS, now is the time! Email for more details.



Our virtual holiday 5K run/walk fundraiser is underway! Introducing Steps for the Squad! Here’s how you can help support the BHVRS:

Join the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad and participate in our virtual holiday 5Krun/walk fundraiser, Steps for the Squad! Proceeds will go towards the BHVRS. We will be running the fundraiser through an app called Strava, which is free to download. This is a fun way to socially distance but still spend time with others, while raising money. Participants can join our “club” on this app and have their distance and time tracked by the app, making this a friendly competition between family, friends, and squad members! The challenge will open up at 5 am on Friday, 12/18 and will close at 11:59 pm on Sunday, 12/20. You can sign up as soon as November 1st! The goal is to raise as much money as possible, and raising $50 will get you an official “Steps for the Squad” shirt and also cover registration! Register as a family of three for $100, or more for an additional $10 per person (shirt and registration for everyone included). Donations are accepted as cash, checks made out to “Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad” or venmo @MBS_BHVRS. While actually completing the 5K, we encourage you and your family to dress up in holiday themed costumes, and we will have prizes for the best 3 costumes. We will also be awarding prizes to the best 3 times!

Registration Steps:

1) Fill out the Steps for the Squad Google form:

2) Download the Strava app on an iPhone or Android (free download)

3) Make a profile on the app with the same email you used on the Google form

4) You will receive an email invite within 2 days to join the “Steps for the Squad” team

5) Fundraise, get a shirt, run or walk, and have fun

6) Please email Nicole Segalini,, with any questions


2020 BHVRS Plant Sale

Help the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad raise funds for Relay for Life which benefits cancer patients.

Online sale from May 20th to May 24th. Pick-up on May 31st from 11AM-4PM at the BHVRS, 378 Snyder Ave.

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