Welcome to Port Reading First Aid Squad

About Us

Our History


The Port Reading First Aid Squad was founded in September of 1970. For almost 50 years, we have been dedicated to providing the highest quality pre-hospital emergency medical treatment and transportation to the residents and visitors in Woodbridge Township and the neighboring communities.   

Happening Now

Our annual fund drive has been underway and we are almost at our goal for 2018. If you have already donated, THANK YOU! If you have not, there is still time. A reminder letter should be arriving in your mailbox any day. Remember, your donation is tax deductible. The management staff at the Port Reading First Aid Squad is committed to training our personnel and maintaining our equipment. This training and equipment is how we provide the highest quality of care possible to the persons in need of our help. 

In order to provide exceptional service to our local community, especially the residents of Port Reading, we are currently and actively seeking  experienced Emergency Medical Technicians for employment. If you are interested, please contact our office, or visit us in person.  


Turkey safety— the turkey is the biggest star. Make sure he evokes a round of applause—not a round of visits to the bathroom or, worse, the hospital.

  • Buy carefully.
    1. Avoid fresh, stuffed turkeys; buy your turkey at least 1-2 days before you cook it, and keep it in the fridge; keep it in the freezer if you’ve bought it earlier.

  • Defrost properly.
    1. Thaw in the refrigerator (every 4-5 lbs. needs one day to thaw).
    2. Submerge the turkey (wrapped in leak-proof packaging) in cold water (every 1 lb. needs 30 minutes to thaw) that should be changed every half hour.
    3. Microwave in a microwave-safe pan, removing any packaging and following the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Cook immediately after thawing.
    1. Avoid slow cooking or partially cooking the turkey.
    2. At 165 degrees F at least.
    3. Opt to cook the stuffing separately.

  • Use a thermometer on the innermost part of the thigh and wing, as well as the thickest portion of the breast, to ensure that the turkey is well cooked.
  • Don’t carve at once; give the juices time (20 min.) to settle.
  • Keep Clean!
    1. Wash your hands with soap and water before and after handling food.
    2. Keep all surfaces and utensils clean.
    3. Never handle cooked and raw food together, in order to avoid cross-contamination.
    4. Keep raw meat away from vegetables or other uncooked food.

Thanksgiving is a social dinner; while talking, joking, and laughing, choking is a very dangerous possibility.

  • Call 911 if the person can’t cough, breathe, or speak.
  • Give the victim five sharp blows on the back with the heel of your hand.
  • If unsuccessful, wrap your hands around the victim’s abdomen and give five quick upward thrusts.

Store leftovers properly to eliminate food poisoning. 

  • When serving, keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold!
  • Refrigerate leftovers promptly, no more than two hours after food has been served.
  • Leftovers are most safely eaten within 3 days, or should otherwise be moved to the freezer.
  • Store food in shallow containers.
  • Reheated leftovers should be cooked to 165 degrees F; gravy should be boiled.

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Port Reading First Aid Squad

916 West Ave Port Reading, New Jersey

(732) 636-1888

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