Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Mobile Health Service has been operational since January 1982. The department started after assuming responsibility for Advanced Life Support from the original pilot program operated by the New Brunswick Fire Department. The department has also provided BLS ambulance service to the City of New Brunswick since this time. Additional Advanced Life Support units were added to the system in 1983 (East Brunswick), 1989 (South Brunswick) and 2009 (Monroe).
In 2014, RWJUH began a comprehensive redesign of Med Central, its EMS communications center. All elements of the center were improved, including expansion of the size from four to sixteen positions, adding state-of-the-art digital radios, improved telephones and computer aided dispatch (CAD) and other technologies.
RWJUH is also the central New Jersey lead agency for the New Jersey EMS Task Force, and serves as the home agency for the Central Planner, Mass Casualty Response Unit #5, and ASAP ambulance #5.
In 2014, RWJUH Mobile Health Service received the prestigious Outstanding Private EMS System award from the New Jersey EMS Council and the State of New Jersey, Department of Health, Office of EMS.
What's Happening in EMS?
RWJUH MHS Command Staff completing annual competency evaluations on QCPR manikins.
On this day, 14 years ago, the single largest loss of life for public safety took place when the World Trade Center was brought down by terrorist attacks. Today, we remember the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives to save others. Today, we remember the public safety members, their friends and family who continue to suffer today. As President Obama stated, "Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed on 9/11." Please note the moments of silence today as we remember all the people who helped during this tragic event.
Our newst MICN, Jamie Pelosi completed her competencies at RWJ-Somerset.
CABS Class Hosted by RWJ-Somerset
RWJ-Somerset held a Child and Babysitting class on August 27th and 28th for Somerset and Middlesex Counties. The two day class consisted of 12 twelve-year-olds, now ready to start a part-time babysitting job. The students were even able to meet with a Paramedic Unit staffed by Frank Loschiavo, Ian Evans, and Timmy Piperata. A big thank you goes out Educator, Diane Hoffman for running the course.
A Different Type of Summer School:
Important Phone Numbers
New Brunswick: 732-937-8686