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.
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
On Time EMTs Kelvin Checo, Radwa Abdelfattah, Kristen Cammarata, Stephanie Pereira, and Enid De La Rosa
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.
I am very happy to announce that Susan Delsandro has been promoted to Executive Vice President of the On Time Companies.
Hired way back when On Time’s headquarters was in my mother’s basement, Susan was our second driver, and first female employee.
Patient safety is our top priority. So we're always looking for ways to improve on that front. That's why three years ago we implemented our Silence is Golden program, a.k.a. Tone it Down. The program allows us to identify, improve upon, and strive to eliminate any unsafe driving whatsoever.
We are proud to announce our newest service offering, On Time Billing Services.
This program combines personalized support and software to teach organizations how best to manage their ambulance and medical transportation billing.
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
This Christmas season we handled multiple interstate trips of 100 miles or more. Long distance trips have become one of our specialties. "We've really got these long distance trips down to a science," according to Scheduling Manager and EMT Stuart Maslow.
An affordable and safe solution, long distance medical transport (LDMT) can be ideal for moving, visiting family, vacationing, and traveling to a distant medical facility for specialized treatment.
We were very proud to take home the 2016 OEMS Outsanding EMS Safety Award at the NJ Statewide Conference on EMS on Friday, November 18th.
The Outstanding EMS Safety Award honors an agency that has demonstrated excellence in safety and patient care proactivity in emergency medical services.
We received the award based on two of our main safety initiatives:
- Our 10 Safety Mantras Poster Campaign
- Our Safety in Motion Program and Committee
We are proud to have the largest service-area footprint of any private ambulance company in New Jersey.
Our 120 transport vehicles are deployed in three operational depots: Roselle, Voorhees, and Fair Lawn. These include: caravans, minivans, passenger vans, Mobility Assistance Vehicles (MAVs), Basic Life Support Ambulances, and Specialty Care Transport Units (SCTUs).
We recently decided to equip all ambulances in our fleet with power cots, replacing our old, manually-operated cots. From a safety and functionality standpoint, this upgrade is a no-brainer.
Specialty Care Transportation or (SCT)
is a mode of ambulance transportation designed for individuals who need advanced life support and specialized medical monitoring and intervention by a critical care transport nurse during the transport. Think of it as a rolling intensive care unit.
At On Time, our tagline is Caring in Motion. This means that our care extends beyond just transportation services. Quality care for our clients and partners is our top priority in everything that we do.