Millville: Inspira Health Network has announced the purchase of the Millville Rescue Squad (MRS).
The sale and purchase, unanimously approved by the boards of both organizations, follows a March announcement that the organizations were in talks about how the two organizations could further integrate their services.
The Millville Rescue Squad has provided emergency medical services since 1958, and for the past 18 years has provided tens of thousands of non-emergency medical transport trips for Inspira and their patients. Inspira Emergency Medical Services and Transportation received more than 27,000 calls for service, in 2016 paramedics provided advanced emergency treatment on 11,745 occasions. During that year, MRS provided a total of more than 40,000 emergency and non-emergency transports.
More than 200 MRS employees are being welcomed to the Inspira team, joining 134 existing employees in the Inspira Emergency Medical Services and Transportation department in providing high quality emergency medical servcices and non-emergency transport to residents of Cumberland and surrounding counties. Across its network, Inspira now employs approximately 5,600 clinical and support staff.
Bridgeton: Cumberland County’s 16-year-old 911 system has been replaced with state-of-the-art technology that enhances the operation of the system, according to Cumberland County Freeholder Director Joe Derella.
Public safety director Edward Conrow says that in addition, the county has incorporated the non-emergency administrative phone system of not only the 9-1-1 Center but also the entire Department of Emergency Service.
The safety project upgrade was awarded to a Motorola Solutions Company at a cost of $481,799.21, which fell well within the appropriated dollar amount of $500,000 to fund the project, according to Deputy Freeholder Director Darlene Barber.
Vineland: To kick off this year’s Jersey Fresh Love social media photo contest, N.J. Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher posed for a photo with Ryan Briggs, the 2016 winner and owner of Outlaw’s Burger Barn and Creamery.
To participate in the competition, which lasts through Aug. 31, just post photos of favorite fruits, vegetables, markets, pick-your-own farms and agritourism activities on Instagram, and include the #jerseyfreshlove hashtag. And to learn more about Jersey Fresh, visit JerseyFresh.NJ.gov.