Police & Fire

Arbor Rescue Squad Needs Volunteers

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The Arbor Rescue Squad strives to provide professional, efficient, and effective Pre-Hospital Basic Life Support care to the community of Piscataway Township and surrounding area. Credits: Arbor Rescue Squad
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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Arbor Rescue Squad in Piscataway is the third-oldest rescue squad in New Jersey and the first one established in Middlesex County.

The Arbor Rescue Squad is run by volunteers and is a basic life support (BLS) organization dispatched through the Piscataway Police Department Communications Center. They have been in operation since April 1931 after a young brother and sister drowned near what is now New Market Pond.  

In a Facebook post on Monday, the Arbor Rescue Squad announced that it needs "volunteers to keep providing the tradition of emergency life saving work."  The squad also wants the community to know “there are new and improved membership requirements.”

If you would like to join Piscataway’s oldest volunteer rescue squad click here for an application: Arbor Rescue Squad Application 2016 v2.7. Or call (732) 956-4141 or (732) 968-6458 and leave a message with your contact information. You may also stop by 1790 West 7th St. on Wednesday nights, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. or anytime you see someone there.

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