Welcome to JCMCEMS.org
For over 100 years, our organization has been providing prompt, professional pre-hospital care to the residents, workers and visitors of Hudson County, NJ. Since the days of taking patients to the Medical Center via horse-drawn ambulances, JCMC EMS has now grown into a fast-paced and dynamic service that includes Basic and Advanced Life Support, special operations, neonatal transfers, critical care inter-facility transports, regional EMS communications, and much more! As one of the largest and busiest EMS systems in the state, JCMC EMS now responds to more than 90,000 incidents a year! We also play a vital role in domestic preparedness education, homeland security response and educating the public and healthcare providers in CPR and advanced adult and pediatric life support.
We hope that this website will serve as a resource to you in learning about the many services we provide to the community.
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RIP JCMC EMS Tour Chief Richie Lopez, MC 226
It is with great sadness and regret that JCMC EMS announces the passing of Jersey City Medical Center EMS Tour Chief Richard Lopez. Richie joined the Jersey City Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Services Department in March of 2002 as a Paramedic. Over the subsequent 5 years this outstanding Paramedic served the people of Jersey City and Hudson County proudly in that role. In 2007 his hard work and outstanding work ethic was recognized and he was promoted to the position of Tour Chief.
Tour Chief Lopez served as the leader of his team for the past five years. During that time, Tour Chief Lopez was recognized often for his exemplary performance including being a recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal for conspicuous gallantry and courage at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while responding to an officer involved shooting on July 16, 2009. He was also the Tour Chief of the Year in 2009.