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Paramus Emergency Medical Services is the primary provider of basic life support (BLS) emergency medical services (EMS) to the Borough of Paramus. We answer calls for medical emergencies, injuries and motor vehicle accidents, and fire and hazardous materials (haz-mat) standbys. We work closely with paramedics from local hospitals, who provide advanced life support services (ALS).

FAQ's:

Q: What is your contact information?
A: In an emergency, call 911. 
For EMS (emergency medical services) matters, mail may be sent to: 
Paramus Emergency Medical Services   
Borough of Paramus 
1 Jockish Square West 
Paramus, New Jersey 07652-2771 
Mail sent to this address will be received by our Executive Board (EMS officers).

Voice mail may be left at 201-262-3400, x5200

Q: How do I obtain a call report?
A: If the incident for which you are requesting a Call Report occurred before May 1995, please send a subpoena requesting the report to:

Board of Directors 
Paramus Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. 
295 East Midland Avenue 
Paramus, New Jersey 07652-5594.

If the incident for which you are requesting a Call Report occurred after April 1995, please send a subpoena requesting the report to:

Borough Clerk 
Borough of Paramus 
1 Jockish Square West 
Paramus, New Jersey  
07652-2771.

Effective July 7, 2002, the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA) took effect. Please contact the Borough of Paramus to determine if the records you need are available under OPRA.

Q: What happens when I call 911?
A: When you call "911", your call is routed to a Public Safety Answering Point where a trained dispatcher will ask you a series of questions to determine what assistance you need. Depending on your answers, the dispatcher may send police, fire, ambulance, rescue, paramedics, haz-mat, a helicopter or some combination of them.

Do not hang up until the dispatcher tells you it is OK to do so.

If the dispatcher gives you instructions, follow them carefully.

For a medical emergency or injury, police and an ambulance will be dispatched. The ambulance will be staffed with Emergency Medical Technicians who can provide basic life support (BLS). If your emergency is serious, paramedics from a local hospital may also be sent to provide advanced life support (ALS).

If you have pets, put them in another room for the safety of the emergency responders and to assure that the patient or victim does not experience a delay in treatment.

If possible, send someone to guide the emergency responders to the exact site of the emergency. Up to 3 different agencies (police, ambulance, paramedics) may respond and they may not arrive at the same time, so you may need to send someone to guide the emergency responders 3 separate times.

You will be transported to the nearest appropriate hospital. In most cases, that means you will be transported to the local hospital of your choice. For serious trauma, you may be transported to a trauma center, even if it means passing a closer hospital. This is to assure that you receive the level of treatment that is appropriate for your situation. If the hospital of your choice is on "bypass" (the Emergency Room is full and you may face a lengthy wait) or "divert" (the entire hospital is full and you may face a lengthy wait), you will be informed so you can decide if it might be better to go to a different hospital.

Q: How can I make it easier for you to help me?
A: You should download and complete our iconEMERGENCY MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM. This form lists the questions we will ask you on nearly every call. Please try to have the form available for us. You will also find this form useful for a doctor's visit or a hospital visit, because they will generally ask you the same questions.

In addition, please try to have your medical insurance information handy. We will generally ask you for the name of your insurance company, the address, and the policy number. We will also ask for your telephone number, your Social Security number, and your Medicare or Medicaid number. For motor vehicle accidents we also will ask for your motor vehicle insurance information.

Q: Who do I contact about employment opportunities?
A: Frank Ohlendorf, EMS Program Coordinator, 201-262-3400, x5200, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Q: Who do I contact about billing questions?
A: Frank Ohlendorf, EMS Program Coordinator, 201-262-3400, x5200, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Q: Do you have home health care medical equipment for loan?
A: Please contact the Paramus Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc., a separate organization, for assistance: 201-262-1109.

Uesful Links:

Bergen County EMS Training Center, Paramus at https://emsregistration.bergen.org

Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus at www.bergenregional.com

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood at www.englewoodhospital.com

Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack at https://www.hackensackumc.org

Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck at www.holyname.org

St. Joseph Medical Center, Paterson at https://stjosephshealth.org

Valley Hospital, Ridgewood at www.valleyhealth.com

 

 

 

PARAMUS EMS LINKS

Address-EMS

Chief Milton N. Kohlmann
mkohlmann@paramuses.org

Captain John Pecoraro
jpecoraro@paramuses.org

Captain Maria O'Reilly
moreilly@paramuses.org

Lieutenant Peter Pecoraro
ppecoraro@paramuses.org

Lieutenant Sandra Gunderson
sgunderson@paramuses.org

Lieutenant Joseph Closterman
jclosterman@paramuses.org

Paramus Emergency Medical Services
Borough of Paramus
Carlough Drive
Paramus, NJ 07652-2771
(201) 265 2100 x5200