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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Are you curious about the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad (BHVRS)? Have you thought about joining but are concerned about the commitment? Are you unsure how you could schedule one more thing into your busy week?

Our members felt the same way. Many of us have jobs, children, and some are even back in school. The BHVRS makes it easy to volunteer. Members have the option of riding at night or during the day—and you do not need to stay at the building when you are on shift. 

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We want to meet you! Come stop by our open houses, every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rescue Squad located at 378 Snyder Avenue. Ask our squad members anything you want to know. Learn about what it is like to be on the BHVRS and how it can fit into your hectic life. There is no obligation to sign up. 

The BHVRS will offer EMR (Emergency Medical Responder) training at the squad building starting in April. EMR certification provides a level of training below that of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Training takes just 40 hours and you are able to ride on the ambulance assisting EMTs with medical and trauma calls. If you are interested or have any questions, stop by to see us, or send an email to or call 908-464-0013. 

BHVRS will be accepting applications for our Cadet program through May 1.  See for more information or call 908-464-0013.

Did you know…. 

The BHVRS is staffed entirely by volunteers. Our dedicated members are all ages, and come from all walks of life and professional backgrounds. 

We never charge for any of our services. We are funded nearly entirely by donations.