[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Pennsauken 12-29-1997 by Ord. No. 97-41. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Department of Emergency Medical Services in and for the Township of Pennsauken is established.
The Department of Emergency Medical Services will provide efficient, professional and expedient emergency care to anyone with the Township, regardless of their residency, as well as transportation to area hospitals in any emergency situation.
The Department of Emergency Medical Services will be staffed by one Chief EMT, as well as additional full-time certified EMTs and part-time certified EMTs, all of which will be appointed by the local appointing authority in accordance with New Jersey Department of Personnel rules and regulations.
The Chief of the Department of Emergency Medical Services will be responsible for the overall operation of the Department and to provide for the health safety welfare and general well-being of all the people the Department may be called upon to provide services to. The Chief will be the administrative head and commanding officer of EMS services and shall supervise the conduct and efficiency of the EMTs, both full and part-time, within the Department. The Chief shall have the power to assign any and all members of the department to their respective duties and require them to perform same within the limits of the New Jersey Department of Personnel and municipal budget restraints. The Chief's assignment of personnel under his or her command shall, in his or her judgment, be for the best interest of the Department and for the safety and welfare of the people the Department is called upon to serve.
The Chief is reportable to the Township Administrator and, through the Administrator, to the Director of Public Safety and the Township Committee. The Chief will take his or her direction through the above chain of command and implement the policy and procedures established by the Township Committee.
The full-time and part-time EMTs will work under the direction of the Chief and will perform duties assigned to them by the Chief.
Full-time and part-time EMT will be governed by rules and regulations of the New Jersey Department of Personnel as well as policies procedures of the Township of Pennsauken and the Department of Emergency Medical Services.
The Chief and full-time and part-time EMTs will receive such compensation as is provided for by Salary Ordinances covering their titles adopted by the Township of Pennsauken.
The Chief of the Department of EMS Services shall be responsible to provide adequate staffing to supply emergency medical services upon request 24 hours a day and seven days per week.
[Amended 11-22-1999 by Ord. No. 99-37; 7-9-2003 by Ord. No. 03-28; 1-25-2006 by Ord. No. 06-02; 1-23-2008 by Ord. No. 08-01; 2-4-2009 by Ord. No. 2009:03; 1-6-2014 by Ord. No. 2013:26; 5-6-2015 by Ord. No. 2015:07]