Tuesday, January 22, 2008
What is up with the Beverly/Edgewater Park Emergency Squad
I keep hearing rumors that the Emergency Squad now has paid EMT's and that the Squad will be charging the insurance company of the person who they transport to the hospital. Does anyone out there know if this is true and if so why hasn't the Squad communicated this to the residents of Beverly and Edgewater Park? They and township committee need to let us know if this rumor is true or not.
The problem of the squad not being able to respond to emergency calls during the daytime hours is not unique with a volunteer squad. Most people working at jobs outside of town so few volunteers are available to respond to daytime calls. Some neighboring emergency squads, Endeavor of Burlington and Delran are paid from what I have been told. That means that if one of these two squads respond to a call in Edgewater Park, the patient's insurance company will be billed for the squads service.
I hope that the squad and our township committee will clear up this situation with an article in the next Beverly Bee. If you know something of this please post your information as a comment on this blog.
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