EMS squad faces $108K fine for sending unlicensed ambulance to 90 emergencies, New Jersey says

  • Source: NJ.com
  • Published: 02/28/2020 12:00 AM

New Jersey officials have issued a $108,000 fine to a Burlington County ambulance squad after finding the crew drove an ambulance to 90 emergencies even though the vehicle was not licensed through the state’s Department of Health. Shamong Medical Services, which is part of the Indian Mills Volunteer Fire Company, responded to those calls between Oct. 7, 2018 and Oct. 9, 2019, according to a Feb. 19 notice from the state to EMS Chief Dave Taylor. The squad is licensed to provide basic life support within the state and operates two vehicles that are licensed with the state, according to the notice. However, an audit prompted by an anonymous complaint found a third ambulance “responded to 90 emergency assignments over 72 days, even though (the ambulance) was unlicensed (through the state health department),” the notice states.


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