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The Plainsboro Rescue Squad (PRS) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable entity (Registration Number: CH0223300) funded entirely by voluntary contributions from individuals and organizations. Everything from the ambulances, to uniforms, bandages and oxygen is paid for by these donations.

PRS responds to over 750 emergencies per year and has never charged for the service. Thanks to the dedication of many Plainsboro residents over the years, PRS has been staffed entirely by volunteers since 1974. Your contribution makes it possible for the Squad to continue its mission to help people who live, work or do business in Plainsboro.

Online Donations

We can now accept your donation via the PayPal or Amazon payments systems.

For PayPal, click the button here. You can use any credit card and do not need to have a PayPal account.


Use this button for a donation using the Amazon system - this uses your existing Amazon account.


Thank you.

Are there other benefits to an all-volunteer organization?

Sample photo of a EMS "jump kit"An additional benefit of a volunteer organization is that there are about 50 trained emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who live in town and have emergency supplies with them most of the time (most keep a well-stocked first-aid kit in the trunk of their cars). When an emergency occurs—at a local sporting event or restaurant for example—there is a good chance that someone nearby can provide immediate carewhile waiting for an ambulance.

During a mass casualty incident (such as a train derailment, aircraft or bus crash, or major fire), it is necessary to have a large number of trained people available. The Plainsboro Rescue Squad has at least 7 crews of trained emergency medical technicians ready to respond to large incidents in Plainsboro, on Route 1, and in surrounding communities.

We also provide emergency ambulance service to the others towns in our area, when their crews are busy on other jobs. And they help Plainsboro if we need them (an arrangement called 'mutual aid').

In addition, volunteers tend to acquire as much training as is available, rather than just that required to keep their certification. We do this because we love it. And it helps to keep your property taxes down.

What does it cost to keep Plainsboro Rescue Squad operating?

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It costs about $150,000-$200,000 per year to keep the organization operating with appropriate supplies and equipment. Currently, approximately 40% of our budget comes from a township donation (the township votes on this each year, so there is no guarantee as to what PRS will receive), about 50% comes from Plainsboro residents, and the remaining (about 10%) from corporations.

Making a Donation

Any amount helps. If you would like to support us, please mail a check (made out to ”Plainsboro Rescue Squad”) to:

The Corresponding Secretary
Plainsboro Rescue Squad
621 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536

Or use the credit card donation buttons above.

If you wish to make a donation of a product or service, please contact us directly (use the web contact form on this website) or leave a voice message on 609-799-2180 (please allow at least 24 hours for a response).

NJ Charity Registration Number: CH0223300. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Matching Gifts and Legacy Donations

If you work for (or are retired from) one of the thousands of companies that match employee charitable donations, please consider including us in your giving plan. Just ask your HR Office for a matching gift form. Fill it in, send it to us, and we'll do the rest.

Remembering the Squad in a will is a wonderful way to give future support.

Memorial contributions are gratefully received and will be handled as requested by the donor.

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