HELPING OTHERS BY GIVING BACK

We provide 24/7/365 emergency medical care to the residents of Ridgewood and surrounding communities.

ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

FOREST supports the Village of Ridgewood’s emergency medical services and assisting public safety agencies.

CARING

Founded in 1993, we have provided support for public safety in Ridgewood for decades.

GET INVOLVED

Whether you volunteer, contribute financially, or advocate for our mission, you make a real difference.

GET INVOLVED WHERE IT MATTERS

By supporting our organization, you will allow us to advance our mission of providing public safety support throughout the Village.


EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

FOREST supports our volunteer EMS providers who donate thousands of hours to respond to their neighbors’ medical emergencies. Your donations will go to provide additional. medical equipment for ambulances and assist our EMTs with other expenses incurred.


SPECIAL OPERATIONS

Our special operations division works alongside the police, ambulance, fire, and other public safety personnel to provide additional support as needed. From traffic support to sheltering those displaced by disasters, special operations are well prepared to handle any emergency that may arise.

HOW YOUR DONATION HELPS

Your donation will allow us to buy more equipment for our trucks and support our volunteer’s work.

EQUIPMENT

Providing the best care to the residents of Ridgewood means we need to have the right tools. Your money goes to buy life-saving equipment such as the LUCAS device which performs compressions on those in cardiac arrest.

VOLUNTEERS

Our volunteers do not receive wages for their work, so we aim to provide them with what they need to get the job done. During storms, FOREST provides meals to volunteers who are in the station, standing by to handle emergencies.

GET INVOLVED

HOW YOU CAN HELP

MAKE A DONATION

Your generosity makes our work possible. We are happy with whatever you are comfortable giving.

BECOME AN ADVOCATE

Become an advocate and encourage others to volunteer within the community.

JOIN OUR EFFORTS

Join our team as a volunteer to make a difference in the community.

OUR GREATEST ASSEST IS OUR WILLINGNESS TO SERVE

The hard-working volunteers do not do it for fame or glory – they do it because they love serving their community.

We are enormously proud of our volunteers who donate their time to the Village of Ridgewood every day to make sure residents are safe. Without them, we would not be as strong as we are. If you ever see them, let them know they are valued.

Our impact

$1m+

In Savings to Taxpayers Annually

60+

Active Volunteers

19,059

Hours Donated in 2019