The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad is a resident squad. This means the active duty crew members respond directly from the Squad headquarters, which keeps our response time low. We have dorm-style sleep quarters for crew members staying overnight. Additional members for second or third calls respond by pager if a full crew is not available at the building.
The Squad has two types of members: Riding and Associate.
Riding Members are Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) - Help your neighbor, save a life. Respond to emergency calls and help make a difference.
Associate Members are members who help the Squad apart from responding to calls. One type of Associate Member is a Dispatcher. Often Dispatchers decide to become riding members when they turn 17 and get their driver license.
Train at the Squad to answer calls and dispatch EMS crews.
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*EMT training provided usually after 12 weeks of riding as a non-EMT probationary member