The Springfield First Aid Squad is a member of the Second District of the New Jersey State First Aid Council (NJSFAC) and the Overlook Area First Aid Council.
New Jersey State First Aid Council
The NJSFAC serves "to bring together members of First Aid and Rescue Squads in order to discuss methods of betterment for the ambulance service, the reduction of the loss of life, the development of a better service through an educational program, and to foster a spirit of harmony and friendship among the various non-profit volunteer squads." The state Council serves both as the oversight agency for volunteer squads in New Jersey, setting standards for equipment and training,and as the lobbying and liason organization between the State of New Jersey and the volunteer squads within it.
Overlook Area First Aid Council
The Overlook Area First Aid Council serves as a liason between Overlook Hospital, it's Emergency Deptartment, Mobile Intensive Care Unit, CenCom (the Overlook-based Fire & EMS dispatch agency) and the area pre-hosiptal care providers. Since Overlook is closest hospital to Springfield, the majority of our patient transportations are to the Summit, New Jersey hospital, though the Squad does transport patients to other area hospitals depending on patient request and medical condition. Also, due to their proximity, Overlook's Mobile Intensive Care Units ("Medic One" and "Medic Two") are the primary Advanced Life Support providers in Springfield. (Did you know that they were the first ALS units in the state, starting operations in 1975?).