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 Our EMT's
  EMT – Emergency Medical Technician in the State of New Jersey requires a 200  hour intensive training that include lectures, hands-on practical’s and supervised training on an ambulance.  EMT must pass a written test and numerous practical stations  that  covers all aspects of life saving techniques including CPR for the professional rescuer, first aid, and basic life support. The Hopewell Fire Department  staffs an ambulance for emergencies with at least 2 EMT, but typically 4 EMT's will respond to your emergencies. During the course of the year our members are required to attend monthly training seminars at the Firehouse. The State of New Jersey additionally requires each EMT to acquire 48 Continuing Educational Units (CEU's) every 3 years which is about 100 hours of additional training to stay certified.  Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at Hopewell Fire Department and Emergency Medical Unit is integrated within the Fire Department. This integration allow EMT's to train with the Fire apparatus  allowing for better communication during the Fire Ground activity or Vehicle extrication where both departments are dispatched.

 

If you are interested becoming an EMT visit our membership page. We are alway looking for members that can assist our comunity.

 

 

 

  

 2016 EMU LINE OFFICERS

Squad Chief

Luke Morehouse

Deputy Squad Chief

Bill Butler

1st EMS LT

Audra Tunison

2nd EMS LT

David Anderson

Line Secretary

Olivia Obst

  

 What We Do

The Emergency Medical Unit (EMU) of the Hopewell Fire Department performs nearly 50 percent of the total call for the Fire Department. The EMU responds to motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, medical emergencies, fire and carbon monoxide incidents, EMS standby for large events, and holds numerous training seminars for our community and schools.