Gloucester Township fires EMS service over registrations

    A southern New Jersey town has fired its ambulance service after learning several of the nonprofit group’s vehicles were not properly registered.

    Officials in Gloucester Township made the decision Tuesday after seven ambulances belonging to the Gloucester Township EMS Alliance were taken off the road by the state Office of Emergency Medical Services.
    Police Chief Harry Earle says the town will instead use emergency responders from the fire department and two neighboring towns.

    Mayor David Mayer says the unregistered ambulances were not his only concern about the provider. He says he’s trying to get information about accusations that the group failed to pay payroll taxes. But EMS Alliance Chief Thomas Eden says that problem has been cleared up.

    EMS Alliance serves eight other towns.

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