Jen Carrovillano is an EMT, an Exercise Physiologist, and an aspiring Physician’s Assistant from New Jersey. Jen started working at On Time in college, returning home from UNC-Wilmington to work as an EMT during holiday breaks and over the summer.
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Jose Lopez is an EMT from Woodbridge, New Jersey and a college student pursuing a career in nursing. We recently caught up with Jose via Zoom to ask about working as an EMT during a pandemic, giving back to the community, and power cots.
Jesika Paxton is an EMT at On Time and nursing student in an Accelerated Associates Program set to graduate in August. We caught up with Jesika to ask about balancing work and school, working during COVID, and her advice to young aspiring nurses.
Ever wonder about a career in EMS? Know someone who might be interested? We thought it might be fun to learn directly from the people doing this heroic work. So we asked ten current EMTs, "What is your advice to someone just starting out in the field?"
Here are ten short bits of wisdom straight from ten real NJ EMTs. Check out what they had to say.
Medical transportation is a key aspect in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. All across the country, EMTs are assisting with overflow at hospitals, bringing patients to and from various facilities, and putting themselves at risk for the sake of others.
We recently spoke with Joe Borer, On Time's Vice President of North Operations, to find out more the impact this virus has had on EMS operations in New Jersey, how their team stays motivated during the crisis, and their plans for the future.
Here's what we learned about some of the heroes at On Time.
Sean Riggin, Chief of Police in Pleasantville, NJ acknowledges the heroic efforts of Firefighters Sanchez (center) and Alexander (right) for their actions following a shooting their on Friday night at a high school football game.
On Friday, November 15th 2019, off-duty On Time EMT and Pleasantville Firefighter Ernest Alexander was watching the Pleasantville High School football game when a shooting started.
Kristen Cammarata is a Field Supervisor at On Time Ambulance. She began as an EMT and quickly rose through the ranks. She now supervises more than 60 EMTs and MAV drivers. Kristen also teaches CPR courses and will soon be leading our Emergency Vehicle Operation courses as well. She has been described by her supervisor as “a keeper.”
(Melissa, Louise, Stephanie, Kristen, & Dan)
Last weekend, five On Time team members participated in the Running With The Devils 5K Run and Family Fun Walk in West Orange, NJ. The event was sponsored by the New Jersey Devils and RWJBarnabas Health to benefit the programs and services at its 11 hospital facilities, hospice initiatives, the Behavioral Health Network, and the Children's Specialized Hospital.
We caught up with Carlos Rojas, a mechanic in the Fleet Department to chat about his time at On Time Ambulance, and taking pride in your work.
This week we sat down with Tanner Coles, On Time EMT and Army National Guard Medic, to find out what it's like to be in the Guard and how that work translates to being an EMT at On Time. Our conversation has been edited for brevity and clarity.
Robyn began her career at On Time on April 14th, 1997, as a customer service representative taking customer calls, answering questions, booking trips, and conducting insurance verifications.
Stuart Maslow grew up taking care of a sick family member, realized he had a knack for patient care, and is now Scheduling Manager and a full-time EMT at On Time as well as a full-time student earning his Bachelor's Degree.
Maxi Blaise, Dispatcher at the Roselle Headquarters, has been a member of the On Time team for over 20 years.
Maxi started at On Time in January 1996 as a caravan driver
My first day of work at On Time began with John asking me to do him a favor by completing a trip into NYC. No other drivers were available that day.
The trip was for a 22-year-old man who had injured himself falling off of a roof. He needed to go into the city to see a hand surgeon. I was running late, and wasn’t able to stop at the bank to make a deposit before leaving to get the car.
Last year on our blog, we shared the story of Carlos Vazquez, a Jersey City man who on the evening of April 23rd, 2015 went into cardiac arrest and collapsed at Enos Jones Park while watching his daughter’s softball game.