Thursday, July 11, 2019

Lifesaving Initiative Coming to Englewood

An exciting, new lifesaving initiative called United Rescue is coming to Englewood this fall!  United Rescue is a nonprofit organization that provides free, pre-ambulance emergency medical care through a network of trained and equipped volunteers, enabled by GPS technology.  United Rescue is currently recruiting volunteers from across the Englewood community for its inaugural training class kicking off in September 2019.

In a medical emergency, every second counts — and in many situations, help could literally be next door.  United Rescue's community-based emergency care model solves this problem, by using technology integrated with the 911 dispatch system to alert its trained and equipped volunteers in close proximity to the scene of a medical emergency.  United Rescue volunteers are able to respond immediately when a 911 call comes in and provide lifesaving care before the ambulance arrives.

If you are a U.S. citizen over the age of 18 and live or work in Englewood, you are eligible to apply to become a United Rescue volunteer.  There's no cost to participate, and you'll be trained and equipped to save the lives of your neighbors, coworkers, family, and friends in the event of a medical emergency.  Applicants must pass a background check and will be interviewed by Englewood Health EMS staff.

If you'd like to apply to volunteer, refer a candidate, or have any questions, please contact Molly Leader ( and Rick Sposa (, Director of EMS for Englewood Health. 


Visit United Rescue's website to learn more and to download the application: www.UnitedRescue.US

Read about United Rescue's success in Jersey City in City Journal:

Watch a short, inspiring video about a life saved by a United Rescue volunteer in Jersey City: 

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