The NJ EMS Task Force was on hand today at Knollwood School in Fair Haven, NJ, for a drive-through COVID-19 testing center. The NJEMSTF in partnership with the Visiting Nurse Association of New Jersey set up the DXL Drive-Thru Tent system and supplied logistics support for the event.
The DLX Drive Thru Tent system was funded by the New Jersey Department of Health for pandemic preparedness.
The NJEMSTF tent system was used in Fair Haven to house COVID-19 testing necessary to get students and staffers back to school. Plans are underway to deploy the tent system to other areas around the state for testing and vaccinations in the coming weeks and months.
The NJ EMS Task Force is a non-profit organization that represents more than 200 career and volunteer EMS providers throughout the state, who are trained in various disciplines of emergency medical services to respond to large-scale man-made and natural disasters as well as pre-planned events.
Members of the NJ EMS Task Force on Tuesday deployed a DLX Drive Thru Tent system as part of its partnership with the Visiting Nurse Association of New Jersey. The tent will be used Wednesday for drive through COVID-19 testing to help assure the staffers and visitors to a facility in Monmouth County.
The DLX Drive Thru Tent system is part of the NJEMSTF enhanced response to the pandemic and another example of multiple agencies coming together to help the residents of New Jersey.
The NJ EMS Task Force is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that represents more than 200 career and volunteer EMS providers throughout the state, who are trained in various disciplines of emergency medical services to respond to large-scale man-made and natural disasters as well as pre-planned events. The NJEMSTF has been activated since March 2020 and plays a significant role in the state of New Jersey’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, while also preparing for unseen disasters ahead.
A mobile NJ EMS Task Force is driving COVID-19 vaccines out to where people live — vaccinating those who can’t get to regular vaccination sites. The mobile team is partnering with the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey and local officials.
Meanwhile, state health officials are waiting to launch their “triplets” — three mega-vans outfitted for major on-the-road vaccination campaigns.
NJ EMS Task Force planner Frank Intessimoni talked with NJTV's NJ Spotlight News
correspondent Brenda Flanagan today about the Task Force’s collaboration with the state and the Visiting Nurse Association of New Jersey on a new mobile vaccination program.
A team of medical professionals, including nurses, a paramedic and EMTs were on hand Tuesday to provide vaccinations to a senior community in Middletown. The program is part of a joint effort to get more vaccinations to underserved communities and to get more vaccines out to New Jersey residents.
The mobile vaccine program is part of the evolution of the NJEMSTF’s involvement on the frontlines of the pandemic, which began in March 2020, and represents the work of multiple agencies working side-by-side to help the community.
Flanagan’s report will be broadcast this evening.
Members of the NJ EMS Task Force planning, staging, logistics and communications teams on Saturday conducted a full inventory of each of the staging trailers housed throughout the state.
The trailers are used at pre-planned events, natural disasters and more to help coordinate the deployment of first responders and assets to those events.
Members logged equipment, replenished supplies and identified needs for the future.
MILLVILLE — Emergency medical personnel from Inspira will be more prepared to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and future emergencies after receiving $1.3 million in new equipment as part of a $6.5 million federal allocation to the New Jersey EMS Task Force.
“In terms of our COVID response efforts, Inspira has stood up a couple sites at our Mullica Hill location and also in Vineland,” said Brandon Bardowsky, vice president of facilities at Inspira Medical Center. “The equipment that we have here today, it obviously would give us the ability to set that up and mobilize that in a larger fashion, similar to the mega sites that have been set up around the state in terms both supporting inoculation efforts and potentially drive-thru testing, either apart or at the same time.”
On Friday, dozens of emergency medical response team members from Inspira gathered at the New Jersey Motorsports Park for the first training exercise with the equipment, which includes a special operations vehicle and corresponding Gator truck, a flatbed truck with eight lanes of a rapid deployment tent system, and an oxygen generation trailer.