About the Squad

The East Brunswick Rescue Squad is a non-profit, volunteer & paid, emergency service. We are dedicated to serving the residents of East Brunswick and surrounding towns in their time of need. Last year we responded to more than 1,800 calls for our assistance. Keeping this in mind you can understand why we are always looking to increase our membership. If you are interested in becoming a member, please complete the application portion of the site or write to us via e-mail and someone will be in touch. The Rescue Squad provides all training; all we ask of you is your time.

We currently have about 85 volunteer members and operate four (4) ambulances from our facility located at the corners of Cranbury and Summerhill Roads. Feel free to stop in and visit if you are in the area. Any of our members would be glad to give you a tour of the building and answer any questions you might have. The minimum age requirement for our members is 16.

In addition to responding to emergency calls, the Rescue Squad is involved in various other services, which benefits our Community. Some examples are the attendance at various sporting events throughout the Township, participation in Community events and celebrations and sponsoring first aid training.

2016 Officers

Line Officers
Chief : Matthew Pasternak (600)
Administrator : Andrew Reid (650)
Deputy Chief : Kirk Zakarzewski (651)
Captain (Operations) : Joe Zimmerman (652)
Captain (Logistics): (653)
Lieutenants: Samuel Lucas (654)

Administrative Officers
President : Matthew Ackerman
Vice President : Andrew Cerame
Treasurer :
Corresponding Secretary : Karen Deignan
Recording Secretary : Jacqueline Shagam


Radio Frequencies

In December 2013, East Brunswick Township migrated to a Project 25 Digital UHF trunked radio system consisting of five repeater pairs in the 500MHz area. This system is used by all township services plus South River & Spotswood Borough services. An APCO P25 digital trunk-tracking scanner is needed to monitor the township's radio system.

We are alerted on the frequency of 150.950 Mhz with a Digital Coded Squelch (DCS) of 703. Our VHF repeater can be monitored with any conventional analog scanner.

Unit Numbers

Here is a numerical list of all our unit numbers, from ambulances to officers:

600 -- Chief
601 -- Ambulance - 2010 Ford E-450 /Horton 553b
602 -- Ambulance - 2000 GMC 3500 / Horton 453
603 -- Ambulance - 2014 Chevy Savana G 3500 / Horton 453
604 -- Ambulance - 2006 GMC 4500 / Horton 525
610 -- Rescue Squad Building
650 -- Assistant Chief / Administrator
651 -- Deputy Chief
652 -- Captain (Operations)
653 -- Captain (Logistics)
654 -- Lieutenants

Note that in the Township of East Brunswick, unit numbers in the 300 range are PD, the 700 range belongs to the Old Bridge Volunteer FD (EB District 1), the 800 range to the East Brunswick Independent Fire Company (EB District 2), and the 900 range to the Brookview Volunteer Fire Company (EB District 3).

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The East Brunswick Rescue Squad is a non-profit organization that does NOT collect taxes, we heavily depend on donations and the return we get from our annual fund drive.

We now provide you with a secure online place to submit donations by using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card. You can also mail your check or money order to the address found here.

As we are a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
We thank you in advance for your donation.

Click here to learn more about donating to EBRS.