A B O U T   T H E   P A R A M U S   R E S C U E   S Q U A D


Originally formed in 1952 as part of the borough’s Civil Defense and Disaster Management, the Paramus Rescue Squad has evolved into one of the Northeast’s respected Emergency organizations. In 1990 the squad gained international recognition by taking first place in the International Extrication Competition held in Florida. Most recently the squad has taken first place overall in both the 1996 and 1997 Mid-Atlantic Regional Extrication Competition.

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Paramus Rescue Squad has entered the age of viral (we hope)
Please see our video that we produced recently for our Installation Dinner presentation.
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Credit belongs to Lt. Peter Braun for his time and effort to produce, and the members who participated in the filming.


O U R    T R A I N I N G

Each Regular member is fully trained in the following skills:

  • Heavy Rescue Technician
  • Extrication
  • CPR
  • First Responder / Emergency Care
  • Haz-Mat Awareness and Operational  Level
  • Confined Space Awareness and Operational Level
  • Incident Command System
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Defensive Driving

A majority of members have completed Firefighter 1 and 2 training

100% of Squad members are EMT/D (defibrillator) certified

Additional training of specific team members include:

  • Hazardous Materials Technician
  • Confined Space Technician
  • Collapse Structure Training 
  • Trench Rescue

Several members are also certified Rescue Instructors, teaching at the Bergen County EMS Training Center.

2 0 1 5   C O M M A N D  S T R U C T U R E

CHIEF (70)
John Pecoraro

Jonathan Massari


1st Lieutenant (75)
Steven Ference

2nd Lieutenant (76)
Michael Ellsworth

Skip Cherven

Vice President
Dave DeSimone

Peter Pecoraro

Santa Crisall

WEB Master
Susan Lazzaro

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O U R   M E M B E R S



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