This page is intended to provide the public with information about the Borough’s decision to move to full-time emergency medical coverage (EMS / First Aid). The documents and information provided below are provided in an effort to be completely transparent and to fully explain the Borough’s reasoning for this change.
This statement is intended to concisely and directly express the concerns and methodology of the governing body and Borough’s public safety professionals.
This analysis was conducting using cumulative monthly reports from Union County emergency medical dispatch, cross-referenced with the police computer aided dispatch (CAD) system.
This document includes total, historical response data compiled for the years 2014, 2015, and 2016 for the Roselle Park First Aid Squad compared to that of other agencies.
This document is the fully executed, certified Resolution adopted by the governing body enabling an agreement with the County of Union for full time EMS response services.
This document is the fully executed initial (2015) agreement with the County of Union for daytime EMS response services. Specifically, this agreement bound the County to provide primary basic life support services to the Borough during the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. All other times, including weekends, were the primary responsibility of the Roselle Park First Aid Squad.
This document is the fully executed amendment to the Shared Service Agreement with the County of Union emergency medical services authorized by the governing body on July 20, 2017.
These documents include the annual active ridership totals for the Roselle Park First Aid Squad from 2010 to 2017 as reported by Squad leadership for the purpose of insurance coverage provided by the Borough of Roselle Park. This also includes totals for non-riding Squad members over the same time period.
This document is a letter from the Union County Public Safety Director that explains the billing practices of the County of Union as it pertains to emergency medical services. This document explicitly explains that neither the County, nor its billing contractor, bills or invoices residents of Union County (including Roselle Park) for ambulance services. The practice of “soft-billing” is carried out solely through residents’ insurance providers if applicable.
This document is a letter from Roselle Park Police Chief Paul W. Morrison supporting the decision to switch to full-time County EMS coverage.