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Brick Police EMS Now Handling 97% of Ambulance Calls

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Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)
Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

Brick officials say the township’s paid EMS squad, which operates under the auspices of the police department, is now handling about 97 percent of EMS calls.

Mayor John Ducey said this week that the police EMS squad handled 8,902 calls for service last year. The police EMS squad employs paid members, versus Brick Volunteer EMS, which – as its name indicates – is made up of volunteers.

The 8,902 calls represent approximately 97 percent of all of Brick’s EMS calls. The statistical analysis came up during a discussion on the township’s bill resolution, which noted a 2008 E-350 Road Rescue vehicle being repaired.

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Mayor John Ducey said the township needs eight ambulances to meet demand, which is about 1,100 calls per vehicle, per year. Last fall, the township approved the purchase of a new Ford F-450-based ambulance.


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  • Wildbill

    Get rid of the volunteers that haven’t been able to handle a call in almost one year. The town temporarily shut them down til they get there certs up to date. They are not even to be on the road

    • J W

      I agree. It’s sad how the volunteer companies have declined, but the public can’t be waiting 45 minutes for volunteers to assemble when someone’s bleeding out at a car wreck.

      • Wildbill

        Look brick volunteer ems could have had a chance to be something but a bunch of bad apples chased the good members away. Really is sad when you think about it .

  • albertWestpy

    Hats off to the Brick Police EMS. Over the past four or five years my household has had circumstances which required immediate attention and within minutes after a phone call to the Brick EMS they were at the door.
    As important as their speed in responding to my call for help, if not even more so, was their professionalism and sincere concern for out needs.
    This is one of the things I try to keep in mind when time comes to pay my municipal tax bill.
    Thank you Brick Police EMS. I’m very grateful for your help.

  • Frank Rizzo

    It is too big of a town for the volunteer….go to a small town and pitch in there

    • Wildbill

      It was all volunteer up until 10 years ago that’s when the squads went down hill and on are basically Gone

      • Mike

        Silly comment on BH regarding CC. Guess you’re one of those slow learners. lol