100% Volunteers working for our community.
Providing FREE 911 response since 1953
Summary of the Year 2020
* Fully staffed all of our 416 shifts (M-F 6:30PM-05:30AM / Sat-Sun 24 hours)
* Responded to 1161 calls with an average response time under 2 minutes
* Assisted with delivery of 2 babies
* Transported 683 patients to 12 different hospitals
Top call types — Falls: 219, Sick Person: 123, Difficulty breathing: 94, Psychiatric: 91, Motor vehicle collision: 90, Unconscious/fainting: 59, Bleeding: 41, Chest pain: 39, Abdominal pain: 38, Altered mental status: 37
Join Us Today!
The Cranford First Aid Squad is staffed entirely by volunteers from Cranford NJ and surrounding townships. We have volunteers that provide emergency services as well as administrative volunteers who contribute to fundraising, education and public awareness. If you have ever wondered what it is like to work on an ambulance, to be in the field of medicine or help out the community we would love you to join us. Apply today! No experience is necessary! Anyone from age 16 and up may apply.
Why Should I Learn CPR?
According to the American Heart Association, CPR initiated immediately by bystanders and early defibrillation has the greatest effect on survival rates for cardiac arrest. Communities with the greatest percent of CPR trained residents have the greatest survival rates for cardiac arrest. Take a class for yourself, with your neighbors, your friends or coworkers. You never know whose life you may save!
Member of the NJ State First Aid Council
To provide the highest quality of trained volunteer personnel and equipment in answering basic life support first aid calls in the State of New Jersey. The object and purpose of this organization shall be to bring together members of First Aid and Rescue Squads in order to discuss methods of betterment for the ambulance service, the reduction of the loss of life, the development of a better service through an educational program, and to foster a spirit of harmony and friendship among the various non-profit volunteer squads.
Cranford First Aid Squad, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law.