The following is a summary of what is required to become a Vineland Emergency Medical Service Emergency Medical Technician. This is only a set of notes to answer the most often asked questions. A Vineland Emergency Medical Service Supervisor or the Chief can explain how these items apply to individual circumstances. When in doubt of whether you meet the standards, please call for an explanation. We are happy to talk with you. This is only a general guideline. We expect to hire and to refuse to hire people that appear and don't appear to comply with the guidelines below.
Current NJ Emergency Medical Technician Certification
This certification must be current and must be from NJ. Only NJ certification is acceptable. This is a requirement of the NJ Department of Personnel.
Current Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
This certification needs to be acceptable under NJ law for BLS providers. Courses like CPR for the Professional Rescuer and BLS-C are what is needed. These classes cover one and two person resuscitation techniques as well as care for infants and children.
Today the Emergency Medical Service Division operates three ambulances around the clock. A forth ambulance was added under Mayor Barse's administration. It works during the 12 heaviest call volume hours. This is called a power shift. A field supervision component is strong in ongoing quality improvement. It exceeds minimum state standards and aptly answers calls at the national standard for response times. The community views Vineland EMS as an asset. VEMS has the support of the governing body when needed to carry out its mission of providing pre-hospital emergency medical care.
In 2003 the State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services recognized Vineland EMS as the Public Provider of the year. Several of Vineland's EMTs have received personal nominations for state recognition as well. Millard Hahn was recognized by the state as EMT of the year. Vineland's Chief Lincks continually active with several initiatives at the state level in improving Emergency Medical Services.