National Emergency Medical Services Week

May 18th – 23rd is a time when members of the local Emergency Medical Services reflect on the accomplishments of the past and plan for the future as this week is designated as National Emergency Medical Services week. Lakewood Township EMS as it enters into its 30th year of serving residents and guests of the community, are proud to acknowledge this years theme “Partners in the Community”. The EMS Department of Lakewood, which works with the Lakewood Volunteer First Aid squad and Hatzolah EMS maintains this partnership in handling all aspects of the 911 system within the township. The EMS department in 2008 responded to 5,578 calls for service with the two township ambulances and first responder unit located on Pine street. In addition to the life saving measures, Lakewood EMS provides in house education to all of the EMT and Paramedic staff as required by the State of New Jersey and the Federal Government. Training is completed through the newly established training center offering a variety of training capabilities to area businesses, along with school and civic organization presentations.(TLS).

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  1. recognition should happen more than once a year when these individuals handle the most simpilist of calls one minute to a fast paced injury that only the imagination could create. Thank you for taking care of us when we need you.

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