The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that provides emergency medical services to the residents of Westfield, NJ
The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad is the emergency medical service agency for the town of Westfield, NJ. We have served the town of Westfield, NJ since October 1, 1952, over 70 years of service. We currently staff 3 ambulances, 550, 551, and 552, as well as one EMS special operations & support vehicle, 553.
We are an all-volunteer agency, providing our services free of charge 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. We do not bill for our services. We are supported completely by the townspeople tax deductible donations.
We are within 10 minutes to one of 3 local hospitals, Overlook Medical Center, JFK University Medical Center, and RWJ University Hospital Rahway. We are within 15 minutes from 2 trauma centers, University (UMDNJ Newark) and Morristown Medical Center.
While we are independent of the town government, we work in conjunction with both the Westfield Police Department (WPD) and Westfield Fire Department (WFD). We also work closely with Paramedics from various hospitals should the need arise.
Chief: Trey Ellis
Deputy Chief: Jessica Romero
Equipment Lt.: Giovanna Machado
Training Lt.: Eloisa Morton
Ambulance Lt.: Katerina Houbanova
Scheduling Lt.: Claudia Fernandez
President: Jonathan Delano
Vice President: Paola Giacometti
Treasurer: Jason Evans
Assistant Treasurer: Robert Rojas
Secretary: Shania Halim
Our Squad building features 3 spacious garage bays where we house our 3 ambulances, 550, 551, and 552, and store supplies such oxygen.
Our building also contains an operations room where our dedicated dispatchers answer telephone calls, dispatch EMS crews, and update EMS crews on any pertinent information. Our training/meeting room, as well as our office, hosts classes, tours, and much more throughout the year.
As we are a resident squad, meaning our crews are actively in the building when on shift, we offer a “rec” room where crews can relax, a kitchen, multiple bathrooms, and a crew “bunk” room where crews can rest or sleep during an overnight shift.