Mount Laurel Emergency Medical Services has long been a provider of emergency medical services to the community of Mount Laurel. We are comprised primarily of over 100 volunteer members serving the township during weeknights, weekends and special events, as well as paid career staff who serve during weekdays. Our members include state certified emergency medical technicians and valuable trainees.
We currently have seven fully-stocked ambulances in service that are ready to handle any medical emergency situation. In addition to the ambulances, Mount Laurel EMS hosts one of the State of New Jersey's one Mass Casualty Trailers, which is available to all townships in Burlington County and other areas in New Jersey if requested . This trailer is stocked with supplies capable of providing treatment to as many as fifty patients in a single incident.
Mount Laurel EMS is proud to be the first EMS service in Burlington County to have special bariatric equipment that allows us to provide emergency response for bariatric patients.
Frequently Asked Questions
EMT stands for Emergency Medical Technician. These individuals must participate in classroom and online instruction in order to qualify to take both a written and practical exam that has been approved by the State of New Jersey Division of Transportation. After certification, the EMT is continually updating their skills through additional training sessions.
The standards that are set for starting the EMT class include a minimum age of sixteen, CPR certification at the professional rescuer level, and the ability to perform the duties with which emergency medical technicians come in contact. Students in high school may enter the program as long as they have reached the age of sixteen.
Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is given to those patients whose heart has stopped beating and they have ceased breathing. Through a series of rescue breathing and compressions administered to the chest, CPR helps give those patients a chance for survival. CPR works best when started as soon as it is deemed necessary.
CPR is taught by certified instructors that work in conjunction with either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. Classes are offered at different skill levels. To find out about registering for a CPR course please visit our training site.
Becoming a member is easy, even if you don't live in Mount Laurel! Few emergency squads extend membership to those outside of their community, however MLEMS believes that the willingness to help others extends far beyond township lines. Click here to find out more about becoming a member.