30,000

May 25, 2017 | Number of The Day
Number of EMS professionals in New Jersey

This is National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie issued a proclamation in appreciation of the EMS professionals who protect the health and save the lives of state residents. More than 30,000 certified emergency medical technicians staff licensed and volunteer ambulance services in the Garden State. An additional 1,600 certified paramedics staff Mobile Intensive Care Units and respond to the most critically ill or injured patients. Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett said, “New Jersey’s EMS professionals put their lives on the line every day to respond to more than one million calls and are available 24 hours a day.”