N.J. EMS Task Force donates van to West New York EMS to help with COVID-19 vaccinations

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The New Jersey EMS Task Force donated a 15-passenger emergency van, valued at around $70,000, to West New York EMS to assist with the COVID-19 vaccination process.

Photo courtesy of the Town of West New York.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“This is a great acquisition for our EMS department. I would like to recognize EMS Coordinator William Bringas for his hard work in ensuring we obtained this vehicle so we may better serve our residents,” Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez said in a statement.

“This administration remains committed to delivering quality services at no added cost to taxpayers.”

The newly acquired vehicle will serve primarily to assist the New Jersey EMS Task Force with transportation of equipment and personnel to testing and vaccination sites.

The emergency van will be put into service immediately, as it already comes equipped with all the necessary equipment such lights and sirens.

The vehicle might also be used by the New Jersey State EMS Task Force, if requested by the agency and the town has enough personnel available to assist. WNY EMS is a host agency for the statewide task force.