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University Hospital Emergency Medical Services

History of EMS at University Hospital

 

  • 1968: Provision of ambulance service was assumed with Martland Hospital as part of the Newark agreements
  • 1979: Contract with C.M.D.N.J. awarded to provide all EMS coverage to City of Newark
  • 1981: C.M.D.N.J. College Hospital receives Certificate of Need from Department of Heath to provide ALS MICU services to Newark, East Orange, and Orange
  • 1982: The first UH-EMS ALS unit, designated MIC-2, placed in service in August
  • 1982: C.M.D.N.J. becomes accredited as a University, College Hospital becomes University Hospital
  • 1983: The second ALS unit, designated MIC-3, placed into service in April
  • 1983: St. Elizabeth Hospital contracts with U.M.D.N.J. to provide management and staffing for their MICU program covering the City of Elizabeth (This ownership is transferred back in 1994)
  • 1984: MIC-1 is placed into service covering ALS assignments for the Cities of Orange and East Orange
  • 1984: EMS Rescue-1 is placed into service as the only hospital-based medically focused heavy rescue unit in the country
  • 1985: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey contracts with U.M.D.N.J. to provide all EMS coverage to Newark Airport, Port Newark, and the Elizabeth Seaport; MIC-5 is placed into service to cover these areas
  • 1985: EMS Special Operations Group established
  • 1986: Contract awarded with U.M.D.N.J. to provide all BLS services to City of Camden
  • 1988: JEMSTAR medevac helicopter progarm inaugurated; NorthSTAR team launched with State Police aircraft medically staffed by UH-EMS
  • 1993: Redundant Unix-based Geac Public Safety CAD system, Enhanced 9-1-1, and Medical Priority Dispatch implemented in REMCS
  • 1993: sAED program implemented in Camden
  • 1994: sAED program implemented in Newark
  • 1994: Camden EMS Headquarters Dedicated
  • 1994: E.R.T. Tactical Medicine Team Founded
  • 1994: EMS Bike Team Founded
  • 1995: Contract awarded to provide all EMS coverage for events at Camden Waterfront
  • 1997: Contract awarded to provide all EMS coverage and on-site support for NJ Performing Arts Center
  • 1997: Two additional ALS units placed into service, designated MIC-4 and MIC-8
  • 1998: Two additional BLS units placed into service, designated EMS-7 and EMS-8
  • 1998: Trimble GPS-based AVL (automatic vehicle location) equipment installed in REMCS and all EMS vehicles
  • 1999: Contract awarded to provide all EMS coverage and on-site support at Newark Bears Riverfront Stadium
  • 2000: EMS web-site established
  • 2002: MIC-1 receives ALS transport license; the entire ALS division is now ALS Transport
  • 2004: UH-EMS becomes a lead agency member of the newly formed New Jersey EMS Task Force
  • 2005: REMCS receives major overhaul; new radio communication equipment, radio sites, consoles are installed; New Windows-based integrated CAD, GPS-mapping, and MPD system placed on-line
  • 2005: EMS takes delivery of new communications truck designated Technology Support Unit
  • 2005: EMS takes delivery of new special operations truck designated SOV-North
  • 2006: EMS takes delivery of new custom American LaFrance Heavy Rescue truck
  • 2006: EMS takes delivery of new Mass Casualty Response Unit
  • 2006: REMCS takes over SouthSTAR dispatch and assumes all JEMSTAR medevac communications