Meet the Newly Elected Officials of the Hopatcong Ambulance Squad

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This Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad that helps protect our town has just announced the new officers for the 2021 period.

The Hopatcong Ambulance Squad would like to congratulate the following members who will be the officers in 2021! Thank you to all who have served past and present!

  • President - Gabriella Nelson
  • Vice President - Gary Beaugrand
  • Treasurer- Veronica DeFranza
  • Secretary - Rhiannon Bender
  • Steward - Keri Cassimore
  • Captain - Kai Crimando
  • 1st Lieutenant - Rob Auer
  • 2nd Lieutenant - Alex "Butch" Mendyk
  • Engineer - Tyler Ukleya

Who is the Hopatcong Ambulance Squad?

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Important Information:

Address: 516 River Styx Rd, Hopatcong, NJ 07843

Phone: (973) 770-0440 (Call 911 if emergency for dispatch)

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Need Training: Not a problem with the Hopatcong Ambulance Squad as they will not only teach you the basics but go further into your training above State Requirements.

A Proud Part of Hopatcong History Since 1946

The Hopatcong Ambulance Squad has come a long way since its beginning in 1946 where the community was serviced by its first group of volunteers using a 1937 Buick and a 1940 La Salle in a single car garage on River Styx Road.  Before the formation of the squad, the nearest ambulance was located at Dover General Hospital.

Over the years the Hopatcong Ambulance Squad continued to grow and expand.  The original garage was renovated to add 3 bays to accommodate more modern ambulances and give the building the look it has today. 

Today a group of approximately 30 volunteer men and women from all walks of life share a common goal to help our neighbors.  We are highly trained professionals and most members are certified EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians), We participate in a highly structured program of continuing education to maintain our skills and knowledge and are required to be re-certified every few years.

We provide emergency services coverage to our community 24/7/365 and respond to around 1,000 calls per year which is a dramatic increase from the original 25 calls in 1946. We also provide emergency standby coverage for events such as Hopatcong Days, school events, parades, sporting events, etc.  Our fleet of three well-equipped ambulances provides us with the tools and environment to work in just about any situation.

Become a member of the Hopatcong Ambulance Squad:

Volunteer First Responder/EMT

Hopatcong Ambulance Squad thrives on a diverse membership and wants you to become a part of our team.  No experience is necessary and we provide all of the training you need to get started.  Qualified members also will be sponsored through the EMT program.  We work around your busy schedule.

To qualify you must have the following:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Have a valid driver's license.
  • Be able to lift 125 pounds with assistance.
  • Be willing to be a part of a great EMS family.

Per Diem EMT

From time to time the Hopatcong Ambulance Squad seeks per diem EMTs to work shifts during the day 5:45 am-6:00 pm.  This ensures that we have coverage for the community around the clock. To be considered for a per diem position if available you must:

  • Fully complete the per diem application.
  • Have a MINIMUM of 2+ years of EMT experience handling 911 emergency calls (not transport).
  • Have a valid NJ or National Registry EMT certification.
  • Have a valid driver's license.
  • Be current with all NJDOH requirements for EMS.
  • CEVO III or higher preferred


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