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The Emergency Services Department

Each year millions of Americans require immediate medical attention for sudden illness and injuries. Responding to the needs of Ridgewood are the members of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system. Pre-hospital team members consist of dispatches, first responders, emergency medical technicians (EMT’s) and paramedics.

In order to provide the needed emergency services 24 hours a day our members work on a mix of volunteer and paid time. Monday – Saturday between the hours of 6am and 7pm is covered by a paid EMT working side by side with firefighter EMTs from the fire department. Nights and weekends are covered by fully volunteer crews.

Often working under difficult and hazardous conditions, our EMS personnel respond to over 1400 calls per year in Ridgewood, providing swift, specialized care for seriously ill and injured persons.

The Ridgewood Volunteer Ambulance Corps is comprised of over 50 members between the ages of 18 and ‘aging gracefully’. All are New Jersey State certified Emergency Medical Technicians and all are certified by the Valley Hospital in cardiac defibrillation.

Each member attends annual in-service training in emergency first aid techniques, defibrillation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, emergency childbirth, and traumatic emergency techniques to keep their skills up to date with the latest medical technology.

For More information about Ridgewood’s Emgerency Services Ambulance Corps. contact one of our officers or call 201-670-5570.

Capt. Kyle Finch

Lt. John Epperlein

Lt. Max Auerbach

Lt. Evan Curtiss

Lt. Pete Gonzalves

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