Join our team Members join PFARS for reasons as varied as they are. For many, it's the incredible satisfaction that comes from helping others. There are few experiences in life as rewarding as saving a life. For other members, it's the sense of family that runs strong in the organization. Members frequently enjoy off-duty time at the station just to socialize with their friends. Some members join to complement their high school, premed or nursing education, or even to help them decide if that's a path that might to take. Other members join for the thrill and excitement of doing something off the beaten path. Not many people can say that they've splinted a broken bone or used "the jaws of life" to cut the roof off a car. Even fewer can say that they've rappelled down an elevator shaft or brought someone back to life with CPR and a defibrillator. While calls this dramatic don't happen every day, they do happen, and PFARS members are given hands-on training to prepare for them.
PFARS is always looking for volunteers to support the operational and administrative functions. Available classes of membership are listed below. Additional information can be obtained by contacting us. To apply for membership, download an application.
Regular members comprise the majority of PFARS. They are trained as Emergency Medical Technicians and operate as part of a crew to respond to emergency calls in Princeton. Training and uniforms are provided at no cost to the member. Anyone interested in volunteering as a Regular Member should contact PFARS.
Individuals between the ages of 16 and 18 are invited to join the Cadet Corps, where they learn and perform EMS skills under the direct supervision of senior members of the Squad. Upon their 18th birthday, cadets may transition to regular membership. Interested individuals should contact PFARS.
Administrative Associate Member
Administrative Associate members contribute to PFARS in a non-riding capacity. Examples of Administrative Associate opportunities include: fundraising, capital campaign work, recruitment, and publicity. Anyone with interest in these (or other) activities should contact PFARS.
EMS Associate Member
EMS Associate members contribute to PFARS through active participation in EMS operations. EMS Associates must have significant prior EMS experience, and be able to actively contribute to EMS operations with PFARS. Because EMS Associates have lower time commitments, they are required to actively ride with another EMS organization to ensure that their skills are maintained. Anyone with an interest in becoming an EMS Associate should contact PFARS.
Rescue Associate Member
Rescue Associate members contribute to PFARS through active participation in rescue operations. Rescue Associates generally have prior rescue or EMS/fire experience, and live locally so that they can actively contribute to rescue operations with PFARS. Anyone with an interest in becoming a Rescue Associate should contact PFARS.
Employment with PFARS is limited to experienced, responsible, and trained individuals who are willing to work with both paid and volunteer staff. For more information, please click on the Employment tab.
Per Diem EMT-Basics Needed
Thank you for your interest in working for the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad. Employment with PFARS is limited to experienced, responsible, and trained individuals who are willing to work with both paid and volunteer staff. Please review our current openings below and the job description document for specific details.
All information pertaining to this position may be found in the links below. If after reading the current openings and EMT-B job description you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Director of Operations at
PER DIEM EMT-B. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Per diem shifts are filled as needed. Weekday shifts are commonly either 7am-7pm, or 9am-5pm. On occasion, evening, night and weekend shifts (at least four hours long) are filled by per diem members.
Since 1939, PFARS has provided emergency medical and technical rescue services to the Princeton community. Whether someone needs an ambulance or is trapped in the wreckage of their vehicle after a collision, our certified members are there to help.
The level of service the Squad provides is only possible thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers. These members donate their time to ensure our community is cared for in times of crisis.
This video provides some insight into what being a volunteer member of an Emergency Medical Service is like. The video was produced by the New Jersey State First Aid Council working with New Jersey Network and funded by the New Jersey Department of Health. You will notice many members of the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad were interviewed for this production. They may even be your friends and neighbors. They, along with all of our members are committed to providing our community with professional, compassionate service.
We hope the program encourages you to explore the immensely rewarding experience offered through membership with the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad. For more information on volunteer EMS, rescue and administrative opportunities with PFARS,click here.