Medford EMS
Q:

How many ambulances does Medford EMS have in service?

A:

Medford EMS has three ambulances in service. These ambulances are certified for use by the NJ Department of Health. One ambulance is staffed by an assigned duty crew 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. If the need for additional ambulances arises, additional volunteers will respond in order to staff the additional ambulances that are needed. Medford EMS also has three command vehicles in service. The EMS chief and other operational officers use these vehicles to run EMS command and provide first response to emergencies.

Q:

What type of calls does Medford EMS respond to?

A:

Medford EMS responds to a wide variety of calls. These range from fall victims and motor vehicle crashes to respiratory and cardiac emergencies. Depending on the nature of the call, Medford EMS will at times work conjointly with Medford Township’s fire department and Paramedics from Virtua Health.

Membership EMS
Q:

What requirements do I need in order to join Medford EMS?

A:

Prospective members need only to be at least 18 years of age. If you do not currently hold CPR or EMT-B certifications, Medford EMS will arrange for you to complete these certifications once a member.

Q:

What if I am under the age of 18 and am interested in Fire/EMS?

A:

Medford Township provides a junior member program for residents under the age of 18 who want to be involved in Fire and EMS. Members can focus on both fire and EMS or chose either one as their primary area of interest. See the Junior Program tab on this website for more information.

Q:

What is an EMT-B?

A:

EMT-B stands for Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. EMT-Basics receive over 200 hours of initial instruction in basic life support. This training includes patient assessment, CPR, defibrillation and administration of oxygen. EMT-Basics provide initial basic life support to patients, ride in an ambulance and provide transport to the hospital. EMT-Bs will work in conjunction with paramedics for life threatening emergencies.

Junior EMS
Q:

What if I am under the age of 18 and am interested in Fire/EMS?

A:

Medford Township provides a junior member program for residents between the ages of 14 and 18 who want to be involved in Fire and EMS. Members can focus on both fire and EMS or chose either one as their primary area of interest. See the Junior Program tab on this website for more information.