Since so many people from our area work during the day or commute long distances to work during the week we have the emergency medical needs of Hopatcong covered 6am to 6pm Monday through Friday by a team of per diem EMTs.  This ensures that there is constant coverage for emergencies throughout the day.  A team of 2 EMTs reside at the squad building during their shift to improve response times.  From time to time we do hire additional per diem EMTs and shifts are scheduled based on seniority.  If you wish to apply for a per diem position, you click on the link and download an application.  

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Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) or 15 through 20 years old. Adults are selected by the participating organization for involvement in the program. Exploring’s purpose is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

Several members of the Hopatcong Ambulance Squad serve as advisors to this program and provide structure and training in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) field.  Many of our Explorers go on to become full members of the squad and some have pursued careers in various areas of the medical field based on their experiences in the program.  

This program is open to Hopatcong residents as well as those in bordering towns. You can click on the link to get more information or contact us if you would like to get your young adult started with the program. ​

  • Must be 15-20 years of age (14 if completed the 8th grade).

  • Maintain a minimum C average in school.

  • Ability to attend monthly meetings and events.

  • Live within Hopatcong or surrounding towns.

If you have ever thought about how you could help your friends and family in your community you should consider joining our squad.  We will provide you with the training and equipment you will need along the way to develop valuable life saving skills.  Qualified members can also attain their NJ EMT certification at no cost through programs the squad offers.  To join you must meet the qualifications below. Contact us if you have any questions or want more information about how you can participate.  You can apply to become a member by clicking on the application link and following the directions in the form.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Have a valid drivers license.

  • Be able to lift 125 pounds with assistance.

  • Live in Hopatcong or surrounding towns.

  • Able to dedicate a night a week.

become a member of the hopatcong squad

become a member of the explorer program (POST  #33)



516 River Styx Road
PO Box 334​
Hopatcong, NJ 07843