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
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
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.
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)
President : Matthew Ackerman
Vice President : Andrew Cerame
Corresponding Secretary : Karen Deignan
Recording Secretary : Jacqueline Shagam
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.
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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