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County Recruiting EMT's for Regionalized Emergency Medical Services (Revised)

(Woodbury, NJ) - Over 100 full and part time paid positions are available for certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT"s) for the first phase of the Gloucester County Regionalized Emergency Medical Services (EMS).  Gloucester County Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney and Freeholder Helene M. Reed announced that applications are available for the positions on-line and that interviewing will begin by the end of the month.  The county is also seeking applications for volunteers to participate in the service.

Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney said, "The county will be hiring certified EMT"s to run the 24hour a day, seven day a week operation of the county"s first phase of our regionalized EMS.  This is very exciting because it will be the first time for the towns that are participating to have this total round-the-clock EMS coverage."  Sweeney said.

Director Sweeney said that by regionalizing EMS the county will be able to provide the total EMS coverage that many towns have been struggling with.  "We are putting together a winning team of paid EMT"s and volunteers who are going to be there when the calls come in," said Sweeney.

The ten municipalities who have volunteered to participate in the first phase of County Regionalized EMS are: Clayton, Glassboro, Swedesboro, Woolwich, Paulsboro, West Deptford, Mantua, Pitman, Logan, and East Greenwich.

The county is offering competitive salary and benefits for certified EMT"s.  Hourly rates for certified EMT"s start at $16.64 plus benefits like the inclusion in the New Jersey Public Employees Pension System, paid vacation, and health, dental and prescription insurance (full time). 

Certified EMT"s who are hired for the September 30th start up of the program will undergo training within the county and receive ongoing training throughout their tenure with the county. Training will be provided at no charge to employees or volunteers.  Whenever possible, the County EMT"s will be placed within regions that they are most familiar. 

 "Volunteers will be an integral part of this system, and we are recruiting those who wish to volunteer," said Freeholder Helene M. Reed.  "Volunteers can be individuals already holding emergency medical technician (EMT) certification, or individuals currently enrolled in EMT school or considering enrolling." 

Reed said that there will be an appropriate role for everyone, and volunteers as credentials permit, "will serve the community side by side with department employees.Scheduling of volunteers will allow flexibility so that the department"s schedule is molded around the volunteer's availability.

Certified EMT"s who wish to apply for a paid position within the County Regionalized EMS program can receive a county employment application on-line at www.gloucestercountynj.gov  (follow the Human Resources Link), by calling 856-853-3264, or in person at the Old Courthouse, Human Resources, 3rd Floor, Woodbury (8 am to 4:30 pm).

All applicants must bring the following original documents to the County Human Resources Office with their applications, copies will not be accepted:
EMT or Paramedic Certification Card
Drivers License
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Card
Copies will be made and returned to the applicant on-the-spot

Volunteers who are interested in participating or learning more about volunteer (intern) opportunities should call (856) 307-7120.