Thanks to a new executive order from the governor, and a waiver from the NJ Department of Health, Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs), 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 EMR to staff an ambulance.
Now more than ever, becoming an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) 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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
(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:
Medical transportation is not an easy business. Moving cargo might be straightforward, but moving people is a big responsibility and requires a serious culture of safety. The safest and most successful players in the industry all have a few core habits in common. Here are our five characteristics of a great medical transportation firm.
Thinking about how to get mom, dad, grandma, or grandpa to your family gathering for the holidays? Not sure if you’ll pick them up yourself, if they’ll use a taxi service, or if you'll consult a medical transporation provider?
Here are five things to keep in mind when arranging holiday transportation for elderly relatives.