The Rescue Squad, in cooperation with the Venture program, sponsors a youth squad of up to ten members ages 15 to 18.
Youth members respond to vehicle extrication’s, fires, haz-mat spills, police assists, and ambulance assists along with the rest of the squad. They are eligible to partake in almost every task that a regular member would be able to do, with the exception of handling certain tools and placing ourselves within more specific dangerous situations. Even with these exceptions, the youths are able to be involved in most of the everyday operations of the Rescue Squad.
Just as regular members, the youth squad is required to undertake training. This includes: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Blood Borne Pathogens, The Right to Know, and shelter operations. Many of our current members have also taken and completed a Junior Fire Fighter course, Confined Space, and a Mass Decontamination course. In addition to these courses, the youth squad attends drills with the regular members. The numerous training courses and drills are all factors in the expansion of our knowledge in the field of emergency services.
The members of our youth squad are constantly moving up and we are always looking for new members to fill up our roster. If you think that you have the ambition to become involved in the emergency services, have the good will to always want to help others, are looking to make many great friends, and are able to maintain at least a “C” average at school, then come down to the Fair Lawn Rescue Squad on any Tuesday night between 7:00PM - 7:30PM for an application.