The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad is entering it's 85th year of all volunteer emergency medical services to the Township of Scotch Plains and surrounding communities. This is a distinction that very few rescue squads in the state have attained.
The Rescue Squad's, ninety-plus, dedicated volunteers have over 800 combined years of service to the community. These volunteers respond to emergency calls on a twenty-four hour basis. Records indicate that the squad answered over 80,300 emergency calls in more than eighty-three years of service.
The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad often serves other communities for mutual aid response. These volunteers have provided service
without charge to residents. The rescue squad is supported only by
"Neighbors Helping Neighbors"
Emergency Responder Sensory Communication Toolkit
Adrienne Robertello, a resident of Scotch Plains. Her personal life and her work focus on people with various disabilities and special health needs. Specifically, She is committed to educating and supporting safety, inclusive of people with disabilities. During this holiday season, she has decided to raise money to assemble sensory and communication toolkits for our Scotch Plains Emergency Responders. There are many times that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, dementia, and mental health challenges need different types of supports and tools to help to calm and communicate. We want to be sure that our Scotch Plains officers, firefighters, EMTs, and emergency management team have Sensory and Communication bags filled with different fidget items, sensory-reducing tools, communication supports, and calming mechanisms to help them get through difficult situations and increase safety. Please help support the safety needs in our community. Everyone deserves to feel safe.