RIVERSIDE, N.J. – A small South Jersey township is ending its ambulance agreement with a neighboring town and is instead going with another nearby EMS service.
This message was posted to Riverside Township’s website yesterday:
“On September 5, 2019 the Riverside Township Committee, after months of careful consideration, authorized the termination of the service agreement between Riverside Township and the Delran Emergency Squad. Under the terms of the agreement, Riverside Township has provided the required sixty (60) days’ notice to the Delran Emergency Squad. On September 16, 2019 the Riverside Township Committee provided authorization to enter into and execute an agreement with the Palmyra Ambulance Association for Emergency Medical Services. This agreement will commence on November 11, 2019. The Township Committee would like to thank the Delran Emergency Squad and its staff for their efforts on behalf of the Riverside residents, and looks forward to working with them in the future under Mutual Aid.”
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The town’s statement did not include a reason for the change in providers.
The Burlington County Times reports Delran Emergency Squad’s license was suspended by the state’ health department last year. The state regulators accused the service of operating vehicles with uncertified staff, changing patient care reports and hindering an investigation.
Delran’s EMS Chief was later sentenced to 30 days in jail, the newspaper reported.