Founded in 1953 as an extension of the High Bridge Fire Department, the High Bridge Emergency Squad provides emergency medical care and rescue services to the citizens of High Bridge and its neighboring communities. High Bridge Emergency Squad has grown into a large independent organization which operates on the cutting edge of emergency medical and rescue technology. HBES was one of the first squads in Hunterdon County to acquire and implement the Jaws of Life in vehicle rescue operations and also performed the first EMT-Defibrillator save in New Jersey. We are currently comprised of 31 active members. After serving on HBES for 10 continuous years the member is awarded with Life Membership, recognizing his or her dedication to the wellbeing of the organization and the community.