NJSFAC Standards Committee
Daniel Sullivan, chair
The purpose of the Standards Committee is to enable Districts to help squads
in their membership to meet the training and equipment requirements of
To provide the highest quality of trained volunteer personnel and equipment
in answering basic life support first aid calls in the State of New Jersey.
Identify any insufficient areas of training and or equipment in the District.
Offer aid to help eliminate the problems. Encourage squads to meet the
required standards. Report findings to Districts if any action is needed
Each District Committee shall consist of five members. The District Vice
President, who shall chair the committee; a District officer, preferable
the Chairperson or Vice Chairman; three elected Delegates, with one slot
being filled with the most tenured Delegate who will agree to serve. The
District Chairperson will be responsible for the appointment of the Committee
annually. It is strongly recommended that all appointees have full training
The Committee will meet with each squad captain or president at least once,
preferable twice, yearly for purposes of ascertaining that the members
answering first aid calls are trained to the level of Council Standards,
that basic equipment is carried and maintained. Results of that inspection
shall be reported to the NJSFAC Standards Committee. If a squad is found
to be deficient, the Committee will ask that the squad comply within sixty
days or arrive at a mutually agreed upon plan for the squad to meet compliance.
Members who do not have full certification must be removed from the "Unsupervised
Duty Roster" and are not permitted to answer any calls unless under the
direct supervision of a fully trained EMT who will be responsible for that
person or persons. Results of all meetings will be reported to the Area
Vice President and the NJSFAC Standards Committee Chairperson by the District
Vice President but not to the District at this time. If after the 60 days
or agreed upon time has elapsed, the committee will then report the problem
to the District at a regularly scheduled meeting. The District will then
attempt to help the squad attain compliance by meeting with the leadership
of the squad and asking for compliance and offering possible help or suggested
solutions to help remedy the problem. If this fails and after consultation
with the Area Executive Vice President, it shall be the responsibility
of the committee to enact the provisions contained in Article VIII of the
by-laws of the New Jersey State First Aid Council.
Districts that have need for a larger committee will be granted permission to make additional appointments upon request.
The NJSFAC requires all ambulances, regardless of gross vehicle weight, to exhibit current NJMVC (formerly DMV) inspection sticker as part of our standards inspection procedure. There has been some confusion regarding this at some local NJMVC inspection stations. To view a copy of a memorandum clarifying the NJMVC policy, click here. In order to allow relatively clean downloading, there is no other content on this page, so please use your browser's back button to return to this page.
The 2013 Standards Instructions and Inspection Checklist (updated 1/9/2013) are both available for download as Adobe Acrobat files:
To get the 2013 Standards Instructions, click here.
To get the 2013 Standards Checklist form, click here.
To get the Radio Interoperability Channels frequency list, click here
To get the Pneumatic and Oxygen Delivery Testing Standards, click here.
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