Rescue Squad

Originally formed in 1952 as part of the borough’s Civil Defense and Disaster Management, the Paramus Rescue Squad has evolved into one of the Northeast’s respected Emergency organizations. In 1990 the squad gained international recognition by taking first place in the International Extrication Competition held in Florida. Most recently the squad has taken first place overall in both the 1996 and 1997 Mid-Atlantic Regional Extrication Competition.

Please see our video that we produced recently for our Installation Dinner presentation.
Credit belongs to Lt. Peter Braun for his time and effort to produce, and the members who participated in the filming.

Rescue Squad Training

Each Regular member is fully trained in the following skills:

  • Heavy Rescue Technician
  • Extrication
  • CPR
  • First Responder / Emergency Care
  • Haz-Mat Awareness and Operational  Level
  • Confined Space Awareness and Operational Level
  • Incident Command System
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Defensive Driving
  • A majority of members have completed Firefighter 1 and 2 training
  • 100% of Squad members are EMT/D (defibrillator) certified

Additional Training of Specific Team Members Include:

  • Hazardous Materials Technician
  • Confined Space Technician
  • Collapse Structure Training
  • Trench Rescue
  • Several members are also certified Rescue Instructors, teaching at the Bergen County EMS Training Center.