Do you have questions pertaining to our activities as a squad or membership? Let's see if we can answer them for you on this page. If You still have questions, feel free to contact us anytime.
What are your hours of operation?
- Monday through Friday 6pm - 6am.
- Friday 6pm through Monday 6am.
- We may be available for special events, standby's and other occasions outside of these hours. Contact us for more information.
How Many calls for service do you receive?
This information will be posted monthly on our Call Stats page.
What kinds of calls for service do you handle?
Our members are trained to handle all types of calls from fall injuries, respiratory and cardiac issues to motor vehicle accidents and fire situations. There is at least one Volunteer Certified EMT on every shift to handle Basic Life Support needs. Should a situation require Advanced Life Support, MONOC Paramedics will be called in as well.
I got a bill in the mail. I thought your service was free?
Our services our free. The only thing you should receive directly from us regarding our services rendered to you is our Captains Letter, in which we ask for feedback regarding our services and a possible donation but it is not a bill. However, if ALS (advanced life support or Paramedic) services are deemed necessary and rendered by MONOC medics, you may receive a bill from them. Please contact them directly regarding any questions you may have.
I don't have time to volunteer, is there anything else i can do to help?
There are still plenty of things that you can do to support the Waretown First Aid Squad. Donations are always welcome, of course. You can also help support our First Aid Auxiliary by either joining or attending their events such as pictures with the Easter Bunny, Santa, etc.
What do donations typically go towards?
When you donate to the Waretown First Aid Squad, we put your donation right to work in ways to benefit the community as a whole. It is used for things such as:
- Purchasing consumable equipment (Gauze, oxygen devices, bandages, gloves, etc.)
- Purchasing Specialized Equipment (See "Equipment", COMING SOON)
- Paying bills for our building
- Administrative costs and supplies
Are you available to speak or give presentations or CPR training?
Yes. We can give safety presentations and first aid talks to groups such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or other Civic Groups. Contact us for scheduling and information.
What are the requirements to become a member of the squad?
- You must be 18 years of age.
- Have a valid NJ Drivers License with clean record.
- Live within 5 miles of the building.
- Clean criminal history.
- Be of sound moral character.
How much time do i have to commit once i become a member?
Usually our members run one 12 hour duty shift per week with a 24 hour weekend shift every 6 weeks. If you are interested in joining but may not be able to meet that requirement, please contact us to see if we can accommodate your schedule.
do i have to be an emt?
No. We do not require our members to be EMTs or attend EMT training if you do not wish to do so. If all you wish to do is drive for us, we welcome your service.
What else do members do besides ride duty shifts?
There are a lot of things that go on behind the scenes at our squad. Our members are constantly training via our monthly drills or classes presented by the squad or various other resources. We also attend monthly meetings to go over status, equipment and membership updates. Our members also belong to various internal committees such as Membership, Advertising, Special Events, etc. Running a First Aid Squad takes a lot of hard work and dedication from all of our members but the rewards are worth it.
do you have a cadet program?
Yes. Information about out cadet program can be found here.
What are the benefits or rewards of being a member?
There are many benefits to volunteering to aid your community both tangible and intangible. Some tangible benefits are:
- Free Driver Training
- Free EMT Training (After 6 months of membership)
- Free Provider CPR Training
- Yearly Installation Dinner
- LOSAP Program
- Cool WFAS Swag (Shirts, Hats, Sweatshirts, Jackets, etc.)
Some of the intangible benefits are:
- A sense of community and camaraderie
- New friends
- You get to be an involved member of the community
The biggest thing is that you get to share a common goal; to help your fellow man. In the end that's why we're all here.
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