Study: NJ EMS systems 'near crisis'
A recently released state-funded survey says New Jersey's EMS system is in need of a major overhaul.
New Jersey's EMS system is "in a state of near" crisis, according to the survey. The report goes on to address the need for more state oversight, consistent statewide standards and more volunteers.
EMS systems like Bogota's First Aid Squad have had to alter department guidelines in recent years to deal with dwindling volunteer numbers and keep response times down.
The report asks that volunteer squads be open to "new ideas and concepts" in an effort to turn the troubled system around.