County staff is available by request to present a program overview should a town or other public organizations wish to learn more about Gloucester County Emergency Medical Service (GCEMS). Staff is also available for individual consultation to meet with a municipal mayor, administrator, or other interested parties representing a town. For more details, the municipality should contact the Gloucester County Administrator’s office by calling 856-853-3275. In a nutshell, below is a list of the basic steps to joining GCEMS.
Joining the Regionalized System
Each fall, the County of Gloucester sends a letter to all non-participating municipalities offering the opportunity to join in the upcoming year. A municipality wishing to join the regionalized system must first adopt a resolution authorizing the execution of a Letter of Intent. A sample of this resolution, a sample Letter of Intent, and adoption guidelines can be obtained by contacting the County Administrator’s office. The service start date is typically in early to mid-April. Before service can begin, an inter-local agreement and any applicable leases also must be authorized by the municipality.