MONOC BLS Division
MONOC’s Basic Life Support Division (BLS) was started in 1995 to provide emergency medical service to the residents of Jackson Township, to support our Advanced Life Support (ALS) operations and to provide non-emergency transportation service to our member hospitals. The division grew over the years to service all of the transportation needs for Southern Ocean County Hospital, Atlantic City Medical Center; City and Mainland Divisions, Bayshore Community Hospital, Centrastate Medical Center, and University Medical Center at Princeton. In 2003, MONOC entered into contracts with St. Barnabas Health Care System’s (SBHCS) southern hospitals; acquiring EMTAC EMS and the responsibility of all transportation for Kimball Medical Center, Community Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center. In 2004, MONOC assumed responsibility of SBHCS northern facilities and the remainder of EMTAC, servicing St. Barnabas Medical Center, Irvington General Hospital, Union Hospital, and Newark Beth Israel. Ultimately, MONOC began to provide service to both Passaic Beth Israel, and Deborah Heart and Lung Center.
Since the inception of MONOC’s BLS Division, emergency medical service has been provided to Atlantic City, Jackson, Linwood, Fort Monmouth, East Windsor, Hightstown, Pemberton, Freehold, Tinton Falls, Middletown, Long Branch, Irvington, Orange, Springfield, and South Orange. This is in addition to the BLS backup program offered to all municipalities in Atlantic, Monmouth, Middlesex, Ocean, Essex, and Union Counties.
All of MONOC’s over one hundred BLS ambulances are licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Office of Emergency Medical Services. They are all fully equipped with automated external defibrillators, and staffed with two certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). EMTs are certified after completing a 120 hour course focused on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), patient assessment, medical emergencies, trauma, childbirth, oxygen administration, assisting patients with medications, etc. MONOC currently employs approximately 235 EMTs who report to six different locations throughout New Jersey.
MONOC’s BLS units responded to 63,672 requests for service in 2007.