Rescue Services

In addition to Emergency Medical Services,  Lakeland Emergency Squad’s is equipped to  provide vehicle extrication, fire scene support, search and rescue, and more.

In addition to their Emergency Medical Technician and CPR certifications, members can elect to be trained in vehicle extrication and heavy rescue operations. These members may become state trained and certified, every three years at Bergen County EMS Training Academy’s Heavy Rescue Technician School.  Additional in-house and out-of-town drills provide monthly hands on training as well.

We are equipped with a 2006 Chevrolet C5500 4×4 Crew Cab with a 12’ Anchor-Richey EVS rescue body. The truck is equipped with numerous hydraulic rescue tools (Jaws of Life), rope rescue, air bags, jacks, cribbing and stabilizers, numerous hand tools, chain saws, metal cutting saws, air tools, 12,000lb winch, 5,000lb portable winch, misting fans, space heater, refrigerator, portable lights, SCBAs, portable tents and chairs, chains and come-a-longs, and more.

Lakeland Emergency Squad has responded to some notable calls in it’s 70 year history. We started out as an underwater recovery team. We’ve performed several dives over the decades. As services evolved we got into performing other types of rescue services, including vehicle rescue. In past years we have responded to cave rescues, mountain climbing accidents, trench rescues, mass evacuations and mass casualty incidents.

If you are interested in this type of volunteer work, please consider applying as a volunteer member!