Allentown and Upper Freehold enter into a shared service agreement for emergency medical services on February 1st.

February 4, 2020

From Allentown Borough’s e-mail:

Allentown and Upper Freehold entered into a shared service agreement on February 1st to continue providing emergency medical services to residents in both communities. For the past year, Robert Wood Johnson has provided 12-hour EMS coverage for both Allentown and Upper Freehold Township. This one-year agreement has ended. This, combined with the decline in first aid volunteers in recent years, has necessitated the need to explore an alternate solution to ensure 24-hour EMS coverage. The two municipalities have awarded a  contract to Capital Health EMS.

The partnership between Capital Health EMS and the Allentown First Aid Squad will enable our current first aid squad volunteers to provide services for sporting events, furnish a second ambulance when requested, and allow for more community outreach. Capital Health will house their ambulance and EMTs at the Allentown First Aid Squad Building. Allentown Borough will make a contribution to Allentown First Aid Squad for their continued volunteer efforts through education and outreach as it is essential that we continue the legacy of Allentown First Aid and help them serve our communities.

This agreement is possible due to the collaborative efforts among Allentown Borough, Upper Freehold Township, Allentown First Aid Squad, and Capital Health, all working together to provide high-quality care for our residents. For more information, click here.