Membership

To receive an application either click here: Arbor Rescue Squad Application 2016 v2.7 or please call (732) 956-4141 or (732) 968-6458 and leave a message with your contact information. You may also stop by during Wednesday nights 6p – 8p or anytime you see someone there. Please note we usually conduct interviews on the first Tuesday of each month (excluding those that fall on a Holiday) with very few exceptions. To have an interview set up, please make sure we receive your completed application as soon as possible.

What will be expected of you?
As a new member of the Arbor Rescue Squad you will have to go through orientation, CPR training, and first-aid training prior to being assigned a duty shift. All training is done in house at severely reduced cost. Once assigned a duty shift, you own it. You are expected to report for duty every week for your 12-hour shift (1800 Hours – 0600 Hours aka 6PM – 6AM). If you so desire and space is available, you may also have multiple duty shifts. You will also be required to purchase non-transferable duty materials such as pants and boots. The styles and color of which will be discussed at your interview.

You will be expected to follow all protocols, policies, and procedures outlined in the Captain’s Operating Manual (COM), State Regulations, and Squad Constitution and By-Laws. This includes driving your vehicle when responding to calls in a manner obeying all rules of the road, responding to the building for a call within five (5) minutes, completing a Shift Check every duty period and any other assigned tasks. For those that live outside of a five (5) minute response area to our building will be required to stay at the building. We have dedicated sleeping areas available. Alternatively you can find a near by family or friend’s house to respond from provided they are within five (5) minutes of the building.

There will be additional requirements for periodic fundraising events, maintenance of the building and grounds, special events and monthly meetings (2nd Monday of each month at 7:30pm, except July and August). You will also be expected to attend 80% of our training drills. You will also have weekly work details that will rotate weekly during your duty night.

Within your one (1) year probationary status you will undergo multiple reviews to assess your progression and help to resolve any possible concerns. Also you will be required to sign up and enter into an EMT Course and complete it. At any time you can pay for the EMT Course yourself or after a period of good standing you may enter into a reimbursement for length of service contract with the squad. Finally, every member probationary or regular is required to achieve one hundred (100) hours of squad related services per calendar year.

Overall Member Requirements are:

– 100 Membership Hours (Gained from everything except riding)

– 90% of your duty shifts

– 70% of Meetings

– 80% of Training Drills.

 

REQUIRED FUNCTIONS AND ABILITIES OF MEMBERSHIP:
– Adhere to organizations policies, including patient privacy policies
– Ability to establish rapport with a patient
– Ability to safely drive an emergency vehicle with care and caution
– Ability to work harmoniously with others
– Ability to determine the nature and extent of injury and provide emergency medical treatment
– Ability to administer first aid, CPR, and other emergency medical care once trained
– Ability to prioritize emergency medical treatment needs once certified as an EMT
– Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
– Ability to discern street signs and address numbers
– Ability to interview patient, family members, and bystanders
– Ability to use good judgment and remain calm in a high-stress situations
– Ability to be unaffected by loud noises and flashing lights
– Able to safely wear blood substance isolation devices and equipment (e.g. gloves, mask etc.)
– Able to work outdoors or under extreme weather conditions (e.g. storms, snow, etc.)
– Ability to lift, carry, and balance up to 100 pounds (200 pounds with assistance)

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made it would cause the employer undue hardship and risk to patients, crew members, and property, such persons may not be eligible.