Who are we?

  • The Emergency Medical Service for the Town of Westfield, NJ
  • Trained Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) servicing the Town since October 1, 1951 (68 years and counting)
  • ALL VOLUNTEER, providing our services for free and always available in our Squad building 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Running three well-equipped ambulances
  • Within 10 minutes, in any direction, of one of three local hospitals: Overlook, JFK, and Rahway; 15 minutes from the two area trauma centers: University (Newark) and Morristown, two area Comprehensive Stroke and Neuroscience Centers: JFK and Overlook
  • Supported completely by the townspeople's tax deductible donations
  • Independent of the Town government while working in conjuction with the Police and Fire Departments
  • Always looking for volunteers, EMT's and Dispatchers: 5 hour daytime and 12 hour overnight shifts; child care reimbursement for parents and scholarships are available

We are NOT:

  • A municipal service provided by the Town of Westfield, NJ
  • Supported (nor have we ever been) by any taxpayer money of any kind
  • Town employees or part of the Town Government
  • Billing for any of our services or equipment used
  • Paramedics, though we work closely with them when the need arises

2019 Call Statistics

Total Calls: 1,978

 

Fall: 290

Respiratory Distress: 147

General Illness: 143

Motor Vehicle Collision: 133

Behavioral Emergency: 96

Syncope: 91

Canceled: 88

Other Medical: 76

Other Injury: 74

Chest Pain: 66

Abdominal Pain: 57

 

Total Transports: 1,473

 

Seizure: 51

Bleeding: 42

Lift Assist: 31

Altered Mental Status: 30

Stroke/CVA/TIA: 24

Poisoning: 23

Cardiac Arrest: 14

Allergic Reaction: 13

Intoxication: 12

Obvious Death: 11

Choking: 6