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Brick Police EMS Now Handling 97% of Ambulance Calls

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.