The River Road Rescue Squad is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance service located in Piscataway, NJ and dispatched by River Road - Medlink. We pride ourselves on ensuring that those at risk receive the emergent, medical, rescue, and preventive services they require through the provision of prompt, courteous, and competent care regardless of where they reside.
Our purpose lies in saving lives, relieving suffering and injury, promoting safety in all its branches and providing ambulance and rescue services to the sick and injured regardless of race, creed or ability to pay. While Piscataway is our home, we provide regular service along a significant portion of the NJ Route 28 corridor in Middlesex, Somerset, and Union Counties.
Our organization - which leverages more than 60 years of in-field experience - is licensed by the NJ Department of Health - Office of Emergency Medical Services and is comprised completely of volunteers that operates 24/7/365 with a mix of in-station staff and scramble (recall) coverage to ensure that our patients and community receive the care they deserve.
As we move towards a staffed model with all crews being quartered in station our shifts will be as follows: day shifts will be eight hours in length (10AM-6PM) and night crews will be 12 hours in length (6PM-6AM). Scramble shifts will be 6AM-10AM.
In addition to emergent (9-1-1) BLS level ambulance service, we also provide specialty services for water and off-road rescue assignments and standby service for pre-scheduled events as well as for inclement weather/disasters as they arise.
As time continues on, we look forward to what our team can achieve!