FAQs

If you have a question not answered here please use the Contact Us page.

General FAQs

Do you offer CPR or AED classes to the public? Yes, we do occasionally schedule classes for the public to get certified in CPR and AED. If you are interested, please contact us.

Do you do medical transports? We are some times able to support these requests. Please contact us with the date, time and transport information.

How do I join? Visit our Join Us page. Once you fill out this short form and Squad officer will contact you to fill out a longer application.

Joining FAQs

What type of opportunities are there for getting involved?
Community members can volunteer to be associate, regular or cadet members of the squad (see below) or they can volunteer to assist in fundraising and development programs that occur throughout the year.

What are the differences between cadet, associate and regular members?
Cadets are between 16 and 18 years old. Cadets may not hold squad wide offices. The South Amboy First Aid Cadet program was reorganized in 1980 to involved interested South Amboy teens with the first aid squad. More information about the Cadet Program can be found below.

Associate Members must answer a minimum of 5 calls a month to be considered active. They are permitted and encouraged to take more active roles within the squad as they have time.

Regular Members are expected to answer as many calls as possible, and can hold offices within the first aid squad.

What is the process to join?
Start by clicking here, and filling out the short form. After receiving your contact information, someone from the first aid squad will call you or email you the full application form. After you have completed the form, just send it back to the first aid squad and you will be notified of your application status and when our next series of American Red Cross First Aid and CPR classes begin.

What kind of training will I receive?
All members (Cadets, Associate and Regular Members) are trained by certified Red Cross trainers in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and basic first aid and begin training to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification.

What happens when a Cadet Member turns 18 years old?
If you were a member in good standing as a cadet, you may be offered membership in the Senior Squad.

What are the benefits of becoming a Cadet member?
Cadets are active members in the First Aid Squad. They are strongly encouraged to answer calls, be active in Squad functions and participate in community events. Many cadets use their experiences to explore possible careers in the future. Cadets, which are graduating from high school, are eligible to apply for the New Jersey State First Aid Council’s Cadet Scholarship Program. Cadets learn the importance of active community involvement, leading to a lifetime of community service.