BY THE NUMBERS

5.43 MINUTES

AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME

From dispatch to on-scene

30,000+

POPULATION SERVED

9

CAREER STAFF

110

MEMBERS

10

NUMBER OF VEHICLES

4 Modular ambulances

1 Technical rescue truck

1 Four-wheel drive utility vehicle

1 Eight-passenger rescue boat

1 Special services and rehab vehicle

1 First-response car

1 Technical Rescue trailer

2,962

9-1-1 DISPATCHED CALLS

Of these calls, 2,007 patients needed transportation to a hospital or trauma center

159

MUTUAL AID CALLS

To 10 surrounding municipalities including Montgomery, Rocky Hill, West Windsor, Lawrenceville, Plainsboro, and South Brunswick

$1.52 M

2018 OPERATING BUDGET

OUR MISSION

To save lives, relieve the suffering of the sick and injured, and promote safety.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

Providing Emergency Medical Service is the Squad’s primary activity. All of our career and volunteer staff members are highly-trained Emergency Medical Technicians and are prepared to deliver care in a wide variety of life-threatening situations, including childbirth, allergic reactions, respiratory emergencies, traumatic injuries, and cardiac arrest. Our EMTs engage in continuing education classes and regular training sessions to ensure they are ready to serve our community with the highest quality care possible.

RESCUE OPERATIONS

The Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad specializes in a wide array of technical rescue services. Because of the complexity and risk associated with these types of operations, rescue members participate in extensive certification programs and frequent drills to maximize proficiency and to ensure patient and crew safety. Working side-by-side with our EMTs, rescue technicians utilize specialized equipment to mitigate hazards, rescue patients in distress, and provide life-saving care in medical crises.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

The Squad plans for incidents where the potential for many patient emergencies exists. In these situations, the Squad ensures appropriate EMS coverage and patient accessibility. At crowded events, for example, Squad members may erect portable first aid and cooling stations and dispatch EMTs on foot and bicycles to ensure patients in need can be reached quickly and treated effectively. Events that require community support include sporting events, concerts, parades, and fireworks displays.

EDUCATION

HEARTSAVER® COURSE

This certification course is for health care providers, such as EMTs, nurses, and others who need certification in Healthcare Provider CPR (also known as Basic Life Support). This course also satisfies the “CPR for the Professional Rescuer” requirement. Certification is valid for 2 years. (Full class: 4 ½ hours, Recertification: 3 hours) Healthcare Provider classes generally are offered once per month. Classes are scheduled about one month in advance. The fee is $50 per person and includes a textbook.

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

This certification course is for health care providers, such as EMTs, nurses, and others who need certification in Healthcare Provider CPR (also known as Basic Life Support). This course also satisfies the “CPR for the Professional Rescuer” requirement. Certification is valid for 2 years. (Full class: 4 ½ hours, Recertification: 3 hours) Healthcare Provider classes generally are offered once per month. Classes are scheduled about one month in advance. The fee is $50 per person and includes a textbook.

To inquire about a class, send the following information to learncpr@pfars.org: name, organization (if applicable), address, telephone number, and email. You also can call 609 924-3338 and leave a message with the same information.