about princeton rescue
Princeton Rescue Squad was founded in 1961 by a hand full of volunteers who saw a need for an ambulance service in Mercer County. From our humble beginnings we have grown into one of the best EMS agencies in the state. Today Princeton Rescue Squad employees over 70 skilled professionals including dispatchers, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, billing staff, and management and support staff. Princeton is considered the oldest private ambulance service in Mercer County today. From those first few years where equipment and training were humble at best, Princeton now utilizes state of the art equipment and techniques to provide a wide range of services to our citizens.
In addition to basic ambulance transports, Princeton is also a specialized rescue agency. It's in our name, and it's what we do! Princeton Rescue has a swift water rescue team, one of only a few certified Critical Care Ambulance transport services, high angle rescue, motor vehicle extrication, and recently we have added a new mass casualty unit and team to the services we provide.
Princeton Rescue Squad is based in the heart of Princeton on Stafford Drive. Our facility houses the billing department, administrative offices, dispatch center, training facilities, crew quarters, as well as a spacious garage bay capable of housing all our trucks and equipment. In addition to the base station, we also have three sub-stations located in Lake Bottom, Glenwood, and our Athens station which is located on the campus of Concord University.
Most recently Princeton Rescue Squad was honored as the states most outstanding EMS agency for 2007. This honor was bestowed upon the administration which immediately recognized the invaluable efforts of the men and women that make it happen day in and day out.