Watchung Rescue Squad
 
 
 

The Watchung Rescue Squad (WRS) will provide the Borough of Watchung and surrounding communities with prompt and skilled basic life support and rescue, free of charge. The WRS will be recognized for providing high quality services to the communities through well-trained, dedicated volunteers. The WRS will conduct its business to assure fiscal responsibility through sound business management.The WRS takes pride in its commitment to service, working as a team to provide care to those in need.

WRS in Watchung Post

Sunday, September 21, 2014  The Watchung Rescue Squad was featured in an article in this month's issue of the Watchung Post.  Clink on the link below if you missed it!  

Watchung Post September 2014

   


 

WRS Recognizes Newest Full Member

Monday, September 15, 2014  Watchung Rescue Squad would like to congratulate our newest Full Member, Vinay Keelara!

Vinay is a dedicated and highly skilled EMT member of the Squad and has passed all the required tests to become a full member.  The Squad looks forward to his continued dedication and wishes him the best in this new role.




   


 

WRS MCI Drill Oct. 18th: Call for Patients

Saturday, September 6, 2014   Watchung Rescue Squad is still looking for people willing to act as patients in our MCI Drill on Saturday, Oct. 18th! 

Anyone is welcome to participate (under-18 with parent's permission)! Some acting will be required of you, but you will be briefed ahead of time on your signs and symptoms and have mock injuries applied as necessary.

Participants should expect to spend 3-5 hrs on the incident (this includes set-up beforehand and debriefing/ lunch afterwards). If you are interested, please sign up ASAP!

This is an excellent opportunity to get to know members of your local emergency service organizations and learn more about what we do!

If you have any questions or are interested in participating, email Ali Diecke at recording.secretary@watchungems.org

   


 

WRS August Training Drill

Tuesday, August 26, 2014   The Watchung Rescue Squad will be hosting a drill this evening reviewing the Incident Command System (ICS) and mutual aid resources in preparation for our MCI drill in October. Members from Watchung CERT and neighboring squads will also be participating.

Those attending should be at the squad building by 7:30 pm.

   


 

WRS Cadet Program

Wednesday, August 20, 2014  Watchung Rescue Squad is currently accepting applications for Cadet members. We have a couple spots available on our Cadet roster, so if you are 16 or older and looking for volunteer opportunities in your town, please considering joining our organization!

Our Cadet program allows high-school students to learn more about healthcare systems and emergency medicine. All necessary training and uniform will be provided by the Squad.

If you have the desire to help your community, click on "Join Us" to learn more and download an application! If you have any questions about membership, you can contact us at membership@watchungems.org

   


 

Watchung Rescue Squad MCI Drill

Monday, August 11, 2014   The Watchung Rescue Squad is hosting a MCI Drill on the morning of Saturday, October 18th, we are currently looking for residents who would be interested in acting as patients!

A MCI (Mass or Multi-Casualty Incident) is any incident where the number of patients exceeds the resources (personnel or equipment) on scene. We will be incorporating a rescue element into our drill and work in collaboration with the Fire Department and neighboring EMS agencies.

Anyone is welcome to participate as a patient. Some acting will be required of you, but you will be briefed ahead of time on your signs and symptoms.

This is an excellent opportunity to get to know members of your local volunteer emergency service organizations and learn more about what we do!

If you have any questions or are interested in participating, please email Ali Diecke at recording.secretary@watchungems.org

   


 

Mt. Carmel Festival 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014   On Wednesday, July 16th a crew of four volunteer EMTs from the Watchung Rescue Squad responded to Berkeley Heights to assist with the EMS standby for the annual Mt. Carmel Festival and fireworks alongside Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad, as well as squads from Warren, Garwood, Long Hill, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Summit and Hoboken.

For more pictures from the event, please visit our gallery!

   


 

North Plainfield Fireworks 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014   Vounteers from the Watchung Rescue Squad assisting with EMS standby at North Plainfield's fireworks on Saturday, July 12th at West End School Field.

     



 

Congratulations Class of 2014 Graduates!

Monday, June 23, 2014   Congratulations to our Watchung Rescue Squad members and Class of 2014 college and high school graduates: Charles Pivnichny, Sreya Doddakashi, Dylan Flynn, Vineeta Reddy and Emily Wexler!

Volunteers from WRS also provided EMS support at the Watchung Hills Regional HS graduation on June 23rd. 



   


 

Bob Beckert Memorial 5k

Sunday, June 1, 2014  Volunteers from the Watchung Rescue Squad provided standby for the Bob Beckert Memorial 5k on Sunday, June 1st.

WRS has provided EMS support for this event for the past 11 years.



     



 
 
 

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