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.
You are welcome to stop by our Squad building, ask questions of any member there and pick up an EMT Application (PDF 597K) or Dispatcher Application (PDF 115K). There is always someone in the building.
(If you need a PDF viewer, Adobe Reader is free from Adobe's website.)
Return the completed application to us either in person or by mail.
*EMT training provided usually after 12 weeks of riding as a non-EMT probationary member