Gloucester County EMS celebrates 10 years (PHOTOS)

CLAYTON — County and state officials joined with first responders and emergency room doctors Wednesday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Gloucester County Emergency Medical Service.

This is the only county run, basic life-support service in the state.

Senate President Steve Sweeney, who was freeholder director when the county EMS was formed, said the idea began with concerns over a volunteer shortage.

“Many mayors came to me with a concern of lack of volunteer ambulance coverage,” he recalled Wednesday. “There were serious gaps in service in many municipalities because we no longer lived in an era where people had the time …read more

Source: NJ.com Gloucester

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