About Vailsburg Rescue Squad
We are an independent emergency medical service and the generous support of the community have helped keep this unit in operation. The Vailsburg Rescue Squad receives no federal or municipal funding for its operation. The time dedicated by our active team members is truly the backbone of this organization.
Contact us at 201-349-8597 or VRS@thinksafety.com
To provide professional, responsive, patient-first care.
We are dedicated to being a community based, emergency medical service organization.
The Safety First Vailsburg Rescue Squad was established by a group of local residents and business owners as an all-volunteer organization who wanted to decrease the waiting time for EMS by providing pre-hospital emergency medical care.
The Vailsburg Rescue Squad has two first response vehicles, which respond to medical emergencies primarily within the West Ward of Newark, also known as the Vailsburg/Ivy Hill section. We also respond to the other wards of Newark and throughout Essex County through regional mutual aid agreements.
Our first response vehicles and the medical equipment they carry meet the requirements of the New Jersey Department of Health. The Safety First Vailsburg Rescue Squad is registered with the State of New Jersey Agency EMS Provider ID # 0751209.