Union Emergency Medical Unit

Providing Emergency Medical Service (EMS) to Union Township, NJ and surrounding communities since 2003.

If you are experiencing an emergency call 9-1-1 immediately.

Union Emergency Medical Unit (Union EMU) provides emergency medical service (EMS) to the residents, visitors, employers, and employees in Union Township and the surrounding communities. Our organization is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization that is govern by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. Union EMU relies on donations from the public and revenue generated from transporting patients to the hospital to sustain operations. Union Emergency Medical Unit does not receive any tax dollars from Union Township.

Union EMU is a combination department that is comprised of dedicated volunteers who are supplemented by a group of experienced per diem employees. Union Emergency Medical Unit maintains seven Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances, two command vehicles, and one special operations vehicle. Our agency staffs a minimum of two New Jersey Office of Emergency Medical Services certified BLS ambulances to respond to emergency calls regardless of the time of day or night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year

Our members are trained and certified by the State of New Jersey as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) enabling them to provide you with proper emergency medical care. Our EMTs are continuously completing new training and employing new advances in emergency medicine to provide the highest quality pre-hospital care. Our members range in age from 16 to 65 and come from diverse backgrounds. As one of the busiest EMS agencies in the state, some members have used their experiences with Union Emergency Medical Unit to start careers in medicine, nursing, paramedicine, firefighting, law enforcement, and other related fields.

Union Emergency Medical Unit works closely with the Union Fire Department, Union Police Department, and mutual aid agencies from surrounding communities to ensure you get the best possible care.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I have an emergency?

If you are experiencing an emergency you should call 9-1-1 immediately. The dispatcher will ask where is your emergency. It is important that you give the location of where the actual emergency is, and that when you give the address you state what municipality the emergency is in. This is important because if you call 9-1-1 from a cell phone it will go to the nearest dispatch center which may not be in the same municipality you are in. If you live in a building with multiple residential units you should provide the dispatcher with the accurate unit or apartment identifier.

The dispatcher will then ask what is your emergency. You can describe the situation. If it is a medical emergency, Union Emergency Medical Unit will be dispatched to your location.

What should I do while i wait for an ambulance?

It is helpful to emergency personnel if you turn on an exterior light, especially at night, so arriving apparatus can locate your residence. If you are able to, you, or someone else, should meet arriving personnel at the door in order for personnel to reach you quickly.

If you live in a building with multiple units or apartments, you, or someone else, should be near the intercom to provide entry for arriving personnel. If you live in a building that has a staffed front desk you should inform the employee that you have an emergency so they can quickly direct arriving personnel to your location.

Why do so many emergency vehicles come when I call 9-1-1?

Depending on the answers to the dispatcher’s questions, the dispatcher will attempt to send the nearest and most appropriate resources to help you with your emergency.

Union Township utilizes a tiered response to medical emergencies. In a life threatening emergency you may see these emergency vehicles:

  • First Responders: Units from the Union Police Department and/or Union Fire Department can provide quick life saving measures, but can not transport.
  • Basic Life Support: An ambulance from Union EMU or Union Fire Department can provide Basic Life Support and transport patients to the hospital.
  • Advanced Life Support: A paramedic ambulance or other response vehicle from a local hospital system can provide Advanced Life support. They may or may not be capable of transporting patients to the hospital.

In most emergencies, only a Basic Life Support ambulance is dispatched.