About Us

The Ironbound Ambulance Squad was formed in 1952 by a group of Ironbound residents who wanted to decrease the response time for ambulances to emergency calls in the tight and narrow streets of the Ironbound Section of Newark. The group formed the squad and purchased the ambulances. The squad receives no federal or municipal funding for its operation. Throughout the years Ironbound Ambulance squad has been a fully self-sufficient entity and has evolved into a vital public safety organization.

Ironbound Ambulance provides emergency medical services to the residents of the East Ward, also known as the Ironbound section, of Newark, NJ. We also provide EMS to visitors who pass through the surrounding community everyday. Our areas of responsibility include Route 21 (McCarter Highway), Routes 1 & 9, the Pulaski Skyway, the Newark lines of Route 22 and Route 78 and the New Jersey Turnpike. The Ironbound section of Newark lies between these major junctions and forms our primary service area. The Ironbound section of Newark is the most populous section of Newark.

Our ambulances are fully equipped to provide Basic Life Support (BLS) for the residents of the area. All of our ambulances are dispatched through the Regional Emergency Medical Communication System (REMCS) located at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Our patients are transported to local area hospitals within the Newark area.

The Ironbound Ambulance Squad's operations are supported by generous donations of the local community and businesses. As of 2008 we have also begun third party billing. The time dedicated by our more than 50 active team members is truly the backbone of this organization.