Emergency Medical Services
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EMERGENCY - CALL 9-1-1
Non-Emergency Contacts Business Contacts
- Hopewell Fire Department and Emergency Medical Unit: (609) 466-0060
- Union Fire Company and Rescue Squad: (609) 737-1213
- Hopewell Township Fire District and Hopewell Valley Emergency Services Unit: (609) 730-8156
Basic Life Support Services (BLS)
Hopewell Valley is served by two volunteer and one paid emergency medical services organizations which provide basic life support. The medical response areas are the valley's three fire districts that were established many years ago. Today, they still generally provide geographically sound boundaries for rapid emergency response.
To inquire about volunteer opportunities, contact the fire department and EMU at
Hopewell Fire Department & Emergency Medical Unit (EMU)
4 Columbia Avenue
Hopewell, N.J. 08525
To inquire about volunteer opportunities, contact the fire departments and rescue squad at
Hopewell Valley Emergency Services Unit
The Hopewell Valley Emergency Services Unit operates a medical response unit from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. This unit's formation in 1998 was in response to the volunteer organizations' difficulty in finding new members available to ride during the normal working hours. All of the organizations are familiar with each other's equipment and personnel. Frequently work together at scenes forming a unified team to mitigate medical emergencies in the valley.
Hopewell Valley's advanced life support services are provided by the Mercer County Mobile Intensive Care Unit of Capital Health System EMS at the Regional Campus in Trenton. Four to six units are constantly staffed and stationed in specific districts throughout the County. These Advanced Life Support units (Lifemobiles) respond along with the local emergency medical services in potentially life-threatening cases. The response is directed by specific protocols obtained by the 9-1-1 Communications Center when the initial call is received. Capital Health System charges fees for their services based on guidelines established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Trauma centers are easily accessed through ground transport or by the New Jersey Air Medical Unit currently operated by the New Jersey State Police. There are pre-designated landing zones used in these situations which reduce the transport time to definitive care to a minimum for trauma patients. Mercer County Emergency Services Dispatch Center (link) handles air medical dispatch and coordination when field EMS personnel request aeromedical transport based on specific criteria upon scene arrival.
This two-tiered system of response allows both life-threatening and non-life-threatening calls for service to be handled with a minimum but adequate number of resources to handle the situation.