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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 

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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.

Darren Gladden June 26, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Wow , .....Thought it was going to be about O looking 30 pounds heavier in the Billboards of Him.My THOUGHT is he just gaining weight ........Take care and if you get hurt try and drive yourself ........But if you need a rig I have the white van .....hahaha ..Just care , I do .......Enjoy the song and don't belittle noBody we are all the same in the end game . ......http://youtu.be/b6UAYGxiRwU
Pete Heinbaugh June 26, 2012 at 06:58 PM
My visceral reaction to this is "Why would GTPD put public safety at risk over a technicality?" But I trust GTPD enough to believe that there must be more to this story. I'll await a post press conference update.
Darren Gladden June 26, 2012 at 08:05 PM
WOW .......I don't understand it . How does the Gloucester Township EMS Alliance get paid and get paid by who .........We don't have a contract.
Big Daddy 1 June 26, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Wouldn't a fine be more appropriate? Why in god's name would you shut down an emergency service over something so petty?
Dave June 26, 2012 at 08:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/glotwppolice
Dave Young June 26, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Did you guys watch the video before commenting?
Dave Young June 26, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Petty? If it were you or I our vehicle would be towed and we would be arrested.
Michael June 26, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Anyone with any knowledge of the history between the Eden group and the Mayer group knows that this was politically motivated. Shame on the Mayer for portraying it as a "public safety" issue. Shame on Tom Eden for not keeping the vehicles up to date on registrations and inspections, and shame on Chief Earle for participating in this political charade. Out of the whole thing, I am most disappointed in the Chief for allowing himself to be used by the political machine. I use to respect him.........
Darren Gladden June 26, 2012 at 09:45 PM
It does sound fishy but in my heart I see the EMS being run by the Police soon ...........Just saying
GTWatchdawg June 26, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Mayor Mayer has now paved the way for George Norcross EMS to come in AS PLANNED. Kennedy is just a front for now. Watch the "long term" plan. Mayer has been after Eden for ever. By the way, Virtua is already serving Paramedic service for us. Why not Virtua? Technicality huh?
Schu June 26, 2012 at 10:33 PM
It's all part of the Norcross plan, he's moving his pieces into place.
GT resident June 26, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Shame on the GTPD and the mayor. This is just another riduclous stunt the GTPD are pulling. It is ridiculous that our "so called mayor" is putting 45 of his own GT residents out of jobs. It was an error that a simple phone call could fix and yet it was not resolved that way. Even after all the technicallities were fixed, the mayor still chooses not to let GT ambulances run. Now it will effect the time it takes for ambulances to arrive on call efficiently. It sickens me that the mayor who is supposed to "speak for us" and the cheif of police who is supposed to "protect us" are causing all of this drama over tags that were in the mail? Shame on them.
Darren Gladden June 26, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Because see if you understand Kennedy Med School is under King Geogre School .
Kelli June 26, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Thee you go again Gladden, now you want to bully Mr. Mercado? Good luck with that.. You just made one of the most irresponsible comments I ever read from you..."If you get hurt, just drive yourself?" No Gladden, you call a ambulance!! No services have been disrupted. No Darren Gladden, we are not all the same in the end game. There is only room for one Village Idiot in G.T. Congratulations, you finally got a job. You should get double pay for talking out of both sides of your mouth. The ambulance co is a INDEPENDENT Co. It's a business, they charge for their service, they allegedly have tax evasion problems, and they REFUSED to provide audit info to Twp. So sounds like they are not going to do business in TWP. any more..
GTWatchdawg June 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM
The EMS Alliance did not cost the taxpayers a dime to protect our town. What will Kennedy cost us? What will it cost taxpayers in the future? How long will it be before the Norcross people reach in to our pockets?????? This has been a long term plan of Mayer's (Norcross puppet) Don't forget people.....The "Bridge to no where" over the freeway, is still the target for the Cooper project. We did not forget.
rescue6102 June 27, 2012 at 01:21 AM
Only a matter of time for Virtua I hear they are a big contributor to a certain mayor and council campaign. Pay to play? Not in GT
Darren Gladden June 27, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Kelli .....My fake friend thank you so much for your input now go get yourself a clue .......Just care , I do ....I will take being called a Bully Busters cause for what I see in this TOWN with my own eyes WIDE open is a buntch of Thugs running this town . Now what make's you think I'm bulling Councilman Mercado . I was talking about the letter O look 30 pounds heavier on the Billboards .........OMG you Fake peeps make me sick .,,,Peace out Kelli
Kelli June 27, 2012 at 05:43 AM
Do you even read what you post Gladden?I know it's difficult to understand what your posting because you fracture the English Language. Caught you in another lie didn't we? Your credibility of anything you post, what little is left of it has flown out the window or down the toilet you brag about cleaning. Do you ever see the video's of yourself going up to council meetings over and over , harassing Twp. Officials with nothing of substance to complain about ? It's just a excuse for you to try to see how much you can get away with, In my opinion ,YOU are a Bully, a street thug and absolutely laughable. Yes, you are annoying, but only when I see that you take up time at the mike when there are other decent, respectful people from both sides of the aisle want their concerns addressed. I sure hope that you didn't get any of those fake petitions signed..hmmm..or did you state last year in council that you actually did at the Farmers Market? In my opinion you are such a hypocrite, every issue that happens in Twp. you find some lame reason to defend the alleged lawbreakers, I guess maybe because you may be one of them.hmmm.. As far as my being your fake friend..don't think so..Oh, BTW, why don't you go and read your posts for lets just say, the past year, or have someone read them to you, and then try to figure out what you stand for. Keep posting, I enjoy a good morning laugh..
Michael June 27, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Kelly, it is mic (short for microphone), not mike. Sorry, with my name being Michael, that is a pet peeve of mine.
Darren Gladden June 27, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Kelli thank you for trying to JUDGE me , See I don't care what you think of me or my WRITTING . I'm 100% real unlike yourself maybe you should get off the O fan club and get down with JCID . Now I do see myself on VIDEO and I can't stand it ,I'm for real a shy guy ;-). Now enjoy your Laugh . I STARTING to think you and O are the same .It's a crying shame that you 2 are so VAIN ...........Hey you might even Be councilman Mercado for all that we know cause once a person can't stand by what the write or say . To me they are just "SPOS" . MAYbe you can Decode that smart one ....HAVE A NICE DAY AND ENJOY YOUR LAUGH for the day
Kitty June 27, 2012 at 03:32 PM
I agree 100% with Kelli. DG is a real dope. Sounds like he's jealous and is sad that he is always left out. Very pathetic.
Kelli June 27, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Darren, you are putting your self out there with your actions for everyone to see. Every month you go from one council person to another. I see that you are so disrespectful to any authority. I wonder if you did win the council seat you ran for if you wold tolerate someone who behaved like you. I am Kelli Wallis, not Orlando,or Lenny etc. I am a resident who does not appreciate your behaviour in council meetings. It's not what you say, it's how you say it. In my opinion you make a mockery of the Democracy you say you fight for. Mr. Gladden, you judge, but you don't want to be judged, you attack, but you don't want to be attacked, you say just care then you say you don't care.You drive around in you van like a maniac, and complain about public safety. I watch your behaviour in council chambers and so do allot of others. Have you no shame? Who gets thrown out 2 times and is proud of it. I think there is a really nice person inside of you who does care, and wants to be a positive part of our community,just screaming to get out...Let him out..cause this isn't really working for you. Try respecting others and maybe you will be respected, I'm talking about all the people you come in contact with, not just authority.
Darren Gladden June 27, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Kelli nice read and I understand why you see me the way you want to see me . Listen I try a million times to take high roads and do things the PC way . Well Kelli I woke up and understood sometime you must get LOUD and speak out . Change is coming and I hope for you and I it is for the best . When we all work together things will get done and done right . Stop with the shady bussiness in this town and let's turn things around together and always remember this 'Hate is a weak emotion" Learn to forgive but never forget ........AND ......Just care , this rude dude does
Darren Gladden June 27, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Please Kitty , State your name or you are just like all the other Fools and Tools .
Survey Says June 28, 2012 at 03:31 AM
What's going to happen to 45 employees that just lost their jobs? Why couldn't the mayor have used them instead of bringing in Kennedy Health, The GTEMS Alliance has been a part of GT for the past 10 years made up of the three Vol. ambulance squads in response to the lack of people willing to volunteer on the ambulances. You see Kennedy stepped right in to fill the void so fast that they had to have known that they were going to get the job of providing EMS service for GT, they run one ambulance that covers Lindenwold, Clementon, and Pine Hill how did they come up with two more ambulances and the EMT's to staff them that fast?
Cameron Resident June 28, 2012 at 02:16 PM
I would like answers from our township leaders. If we don’t get them, I say we all attend the next town council meeting to get them. I want to know what is the best option for us as the residence of GT for EMS service? I am concerned we went from 5 to 2.5 ambulances and also for the 45 people who lost there job, what about them, is there any plan to help them? I could care less about the Mayer/Earle - Eden shenanigans. At best the reason to totally dismiss the EMS Alliance seems weak to me. What is best for us the residence of GT? I would like to understand all of the reasoning for dumping what was once a working EMS service for us. If this is the "straw that broke the camels back" what were the other reasons? Please make me believe this was a good move for the residence of GT. So far I've not seen a good reason. Please Mayor Mayer, assure us what you've done is for the good of the residence of GT, and not just partison politics as is being speculated in all these comments.
Jerry McAllister July 06, 2012 at 08:44 PM
And why shut down the volunteer service in Glendora and Erial. They have their own officers and board?
t bo August 02, 2012 at 06:14 PM
i hope the people that could have saved gtems but did nothing but blow smoke up peoples asses. rot in hell

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