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.
Tags: EMS, EMT Employment, Safety, Ambulance Companies, New Jersey, Medical Transportation, Non Emergency Medical Transportation, On Time Ambulance, Application Process, Life Saving, EMT, Healthcare system, COVID-19
Thanks to a new executive order from the governor, and a waiver from the NJ Department of Health, Ambulance Vehicle Operators (AVOs), are now allowed to aid in medical transportation in New Jersey due in part to recent changes in demand in the field due to COVID-19.
The earlier standard required two Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) staff members in an ambulance while transporting patients --- one as the driver and one rendering care. The current standard allows one EMT and one AVO to staff an ambulance.
Now more than ever, becoming an Ambulance Vehicle Operator (AVO) is a great way for individuals to enter the EMS field and grow within the healthcare industry. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions answered about the newest EMS role in New Jersey, the differences between an EMT, and how to get started today.
Tags: EMT Employment, Safety, Ambulance Companies, New Jersey, Medical Transportation, Non Emergency Medical Transportation, On Time Ambulance, Application Process, Life Saving, EMT, Healthcare system, News, COVID-19, EMR, Emergency Medical Responder
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.
Becoming an EMT is a great way to get involved in an awesome job with great potential. And the first step on the road to becoming an EMT is getting the right education.
Below we’ve compiled a list of all sorts of different places you can get your EMT education here in New Jersey. Whether it’s with a hospital system, a private company, or a community college program, you don’t have to travel far to find a great class near you.
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.”
We are proud to be partnering with Community Safety Consultants to offer a full schedule of EMT elective courses in 2019. We offer a variety of different frameworks for each session, and these classes are free for all On Time employees. So without further adieu, here's what you can expect for EMT Elective classes with us in 2019.
Note: all classes will be held at our main headquarters in Roselle, New Jersey.
Tags: EMS, EMT Employment, Safety, New Jersey, Medical Transportation, CEU's, Fit Responder, Lifting and Moving, On Time Ambulance, Curing in Motion, MAVT, Life Saving, Wheelchair Van Driver, EMT, Hospitals
We've come a long way with ambulance and emergency medical services since the early days of hammock carts and horse-drawn wagons. And our home state of New Jersey played a huge role in the evolution of first aid and EMS history. Here's three facts about the milestones our state has achieved throughout the years.
Tags: EMS, Safety, Ambulance Companies, 25th Anniversary, New Jersey, On Time Ambulance, Curing in Motion, Life Saving, EMT, new equipment, Community Service, Healthcare system, Hospitals, News, our history, Expansion
Great news. We’re hosting a course coming up in April that’s going to teach you how to be an EMT. When you’re done with the course, which runs from April 14th to July 21st, you’ll be ready to sit for the exam and work in NJ as an EMT.
Interested? Check out below for more info about the class and how to register today.
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.
It’s never been more important to upgrade and optimize our 911 system for cell phones. Seventy percent of emergency calls now come in that way. We also need to be able to text, send pictures, and give dispatchers the ability to geo-locate cell phones like is available in many other states.
You can currently text 911 in some counties in NJ. But the system, developed in the 1980s, cannot track where exactly the calls or texts come from. It can only provide a range. The whole grid needs to be revamped for it to work more efficiently.
A year ago, a blog post from prominent New York City trial lawyer John Howley caused quite a stir in the EMS community.
(updated on 4/6/2017)
Whether by van, sedan, or ambulance --- safety in medical transportation is critical. No one wants to get hurt on the job, be out of work, and lose weeks of pay due to a back injury.
We don't need to tell you how complicated things can get when you're injured, can't work, and you have kids at home. It causes major disruptions for families and organizations.
That's why taking effective safety measures in the medical transportation injury is vital to your health, well-being and long term success as an ambulance driver or EMT.
Not to mention the health of your patients and the health of your organization.
Without further ado here are 10 safety mantras that you can start using today:
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.