BY THE NUMBERS

6.11 MINUTES

AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME

From dispatch to on-scene

30,000+

POPULATION SERVED

9

CAREER STAFF

71

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

2,636

9-1-1 DISPATCHED CALLS

200

MUTUAL AID CALLS

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

$1.7 M

2022 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

At Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad, we’re committed to empowering our community with crucial lifesaving skills. We offer monthly community classes on CPR (CPR for Healthcare Providers), Narcan for Opioid Overdose, and Stop the Bleed, designed to educate and empower participants.

Our courses are more than just lessons; they are opportunities to build confidence and prepare for emergency situations. Each class is led by experienced instructors passionate about sharing practical, comprehensive knowledge in an engaging environment.

Custom Classes for Your Organization

Are you looking for specialized training for your business, school, or organization? At PFARS, we can tailor classes to meet your specific needs. Contact our Vice President at vp@pfars.org to discuss how we can bring customized emergency response training to your group.

Join us in our mission to make Princeton a safer place by learning the skills that can save lives.


Upcoming Classes:

July 2024

Monday July 15

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Stop the Bleed [In-person]

Stop the Bleed

The Stop the Bleed course is a comprehensive and interactive session that teaches participants how to control bleeding in emergency situations. Key components of the course include:

* Recognizing Life-Threatening Bleeding: Understand how to assess and identify dangerous bleeding.
* Application of Direct Pressure: Learn the techniques for applying direct pressure to a wound.
* Use of Tourniquets: Get hands-on experience with different types of tourniquets and when to use them.
* Wound Packing: Discover how to effectively pack a wound to control bleeding.

An exciting addition to this class is that each participant will receive their very own Stop the Bleed kit, created by PFARS. This kit includes essential items that can be crucial in a bleeding emergency.

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August 2024

Saturday August 17

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Community CPR Class [In-person]

CPR for Healthcare Providers

Our CPR for Healthcare Providers class is an intensive, hands-on training session aimed at those in the healthcare field as well as members of the public who wish to have a higher level of training. This course covers a range of crucial topics, including:

* Adult, Child, and Infant CPR: Learn the techniques for performing CPR on individuals of different age groups.
* Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Use: Gain proficiency in using an AED, an essential tool in cardiac emergencies.
* Choking Relief: Understand how to effectively aid someone who is choking.
* Basic Life Support (BLS) Principles: Explore the fundamentals of BLS and how to apply them in a variety of scenarios.

Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certification, demonstrating their capability to perform CPR in critical situations.

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Registration Information

Classes will be held monthly at our PFARS facility. We encourage all community members, especially those in healthcare or related fields, to participate and enhance their life-saving skills.

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Don’t miss this opportunity to learn vital skills that could one day save a life. We look forward to seeing you at our classes and together, making our community safer and more prepared for emergencies.