Recent Calls
Sun. Jan 19th 2020
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HAPPENING NOW: Branchburg Rescue is currently providing Rehab Services at a structure fire in Raritan Boro. Special Ops 1, BLS 4 and BLS 5 are on scene.
Mon. Jan 13th 2020
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Last night, members of the Branchburg Rescue Squad were requested to standby at our station to provide mutual aid support to surrounding towns as their emergency service volunteers operated at Bound B...
Tue. May 21st 2019
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HAPPENING NOW: Branchburg Rescue is currently on scene providing Rehab for a structure fire in Raritan Boro.
Mon. Mar 25th 2019
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HAPPENING NOW: Branchburg Rescue is currently on scene providing Rehab for a 2nd alarm Branchburg fire call.
Tue. Feb 5th 2019
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Friday night, Branchburg Rescue was requested for our Rehab Services into Readington Township for a fully involved Barn Fire. Special Ops 1, BLS 4 and BLS 5 responded with crews to the scene and set u...
News Headlines
Tue. Apr 7th 2020
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Easter Plant Sale - CANCELLED
Mon. Mar 2nd 2020
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Tickets will be available to purchase at the Branchburg Rescue Squad, 113 River Road, BranchburgOn Tuesday, March 10th between 6 pm & 8 pmCASH or CHECK ONLY Go to "Files" To View and/or...
Tue. Feb 11th 2020
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On Saturday night, Branchburg Rescue held its annual Installation Dinner. Branchburg Township Mayor, Thomas Young, swore in our 2020 Executive & Line Officers, Trustees and all other members.
A bi...
Fri. Feb 7th 2020
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Today we honor Past President and Life Member Diane Hoffman 💙
Tue. Feb 4th 2020
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It is with an extremely heavy heart that we announce the passing of one of our life members, Diane Hoffman. Diane has been a member of our organization for 23 years and led us as President for 8 of th...
FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 


 

The Branchburg Rescue Squad is a volunteer organization that provides basic life support (BLS) and rescue services.  We are manned by trained volunteers and rely solely on contributions from the local municipal government and the residences and businesses of our coverage area to raise the funds that we need to operate.  We do not bill for any of the services we render.  Why then, if the Branchburg Rescue Squad does not bill for services rendered, would you receive a bill?

Reason #1: Advanced life support (ALS) services were rendered by one of the hospital-based medic units.  Certain types of emergencies necessitate evaluation and/or treatment by the paramedics.  The medic units are dispatched in conjunction with the Squad, and if the situation warrants, will evaluate and/or treat the patient.  The primary medic units that respond to Branchburg are the units based at Robert Wood Johnson Somerset and Hunterdon Medical Center.

Reason #2:  You were serviced by one of the mutual aid squads that bill for their services.  Several of the squads located in the surrounding communities (i.e. Flemington-Raritan Rescue Squad and Whitehouse Rescue Squad) bill for their BLS services.  Additionally, Robert Wood Johnson Somerset operates several BLS units.  There are several reasons why services from a mutual aid squad would be required:

  • If the Branchburg Rescue Squad is responding to an emergency call when additional services are requested, the next available squad will be dispatched to render aid.  Typically, this will be the squad from the neighboring community that is closest to your residence.
  • The Branchburg Rescue Squad runs scheduled duty crews every night from 6 pm to 6 am and from 6 am to 6 pm on Friday through Tuesday.  Unfortunately we do not have enough members who are available during the day to provide adequate staffing, in a timely manner on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Therefore, we use a contracted ambulance who stages a crew at our building during this time period.  We made this arrangement to ensure that care is provided to the residents of our community as fast as possible.  Regardless of which outside entity we would make this arrangement, all would charge for their services.

In all cases, the providers who bill for their services should submit the bill to your insurance company.  If you have medical insurance and receive a bill, contact the agency that rendered care so that they can obtain the necessary information to submit the bill to your insurance carrier.


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