Gloucester Township EMS Alliance Shut Down
Police have called a 2 p.m. press conference to discuss the shutdown of the private ambulance service.
Update, 5:05 p.m., June 26: Read the full story at Township Banishes EMS Alliance
Gloucester Township EMS Alliance has been shut down, according to sources.
Gloucester Township Police have called a 2 p.m. press conference to "provide details of the shut down of the private non-profit contractor which had been providing Emergency Medical Services for Gloucester Township."
An official with the EMS Alliance has told Gloucester Township Patch the reason authorities have given for the shutdown action was improper use of license plates on ambulances. The official indicated the EMS Alliance would be holding its own press conference, but could not specify a time for such an event.
The EMS Alliance official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also claimed the ambulance service would be operational again by the end of the afternoon.
Mutual-aid companies are now providing ambulance services in the township.
"EMS service has not been disrupted thanks to assistance being provided by mutual aid agencies," Gloucester Township Police Department said in a statement.