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.
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.