Community First Aid & CPR Training Available
GCEMS considers community training and outreach to be a high priority. To meet that responsibility, GCEMS is an American Heart Association Training Site under the Inspira Woodbury TC. GCEMS is able to provide CPR training and certification to all levels of healthcare providers including, EMTs, Paramedics, Doctors, Nurses, and more!
Gloucester County EMS also provides free hands-only CPR training to community groups such as:
- Church groups
- Community groups
- Scouting organizations
- Senior groups
- Youth sport organizations
- Other County of Gloucester public safety agencies
The training is also available to commercial entities at a nominal charge (to recover instructional costs).
What is Dynamic Staging?
Several municipal officials have asked how GCEMS is able to consistently meet response time standards. One even noted that three calls occurred virtually simultaneously, yet all three were handled seamlessly.
We would have difficulty handling one in a timely fashion, let alone three. How does GCEMS do it?
GCEMS uses a relatively new process termed dynamic staging. GCEMS crews are posted and reposted throughout the day at critical response points in anticipation of 911 calls for EMS.
By moving crews around based upon call volume we are able to assure uniform coverage throughout the GCEMS coverage area. We want to make sure that not only does the first resident receive rapid and professional service, but the second, third, fourth, etc. receive the same level of care explained GCEMS Chief Andy Lovell. The Chief further stated that this is why a resident may note a GCEMS crew staged near a highway entrance, staged in an area between several stations or stopped on the side of the roadway at 3 am
We always want to be available when a taxpayer needs us said the Chief.