With populations shifting, resource demands growing, and the number of volunteer EMTs declining, it has become increasingly evident that the ability to provide pre-hospital emergency medical services and rescue services in the future depends on the strong solidarity of our two squads and our skillful volunteers.
After careful and deliberate dialogue, Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad and High Bridge Emergency Squad have determined that the strategic consolidation of their companies will be a win-win for the communities we both serve and for the dedicated volunteers we train.
High Bridge EMTs will benefit from Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad’s advanced training in a variety of life-saving disciplines. Clinton will benefit from the energy and commitment that members of High Bridge Emergency Squad will bring to its established volunteer base. From all perspectives, this consolidation is an astute decision at the right time.
Working under the guidance of consulting firm VFIS, the pathway to consolidation will begin during a kickoff meeting next month.
The transition will be methodical and respectful of the unique attributes that each squad brings to the consolidation process. We look forward to sharing our progress and the opportunities our consolidation will bring to the community in the months ahead.