Galloway Township Ambulance Squad is a professional ambulance service which serves the citizens and visitors of Galloway Township and surrounding communities. GTAS is the primary EMS provider for Galloway Township, Egg Harbor City, Port Republic, Bass River Township, Stockton University and will frequently provide mutual aid to other surrounding communities. GTAS responds to over 7,000 calls for service annually and staffs multiple basic life support ambulances to ensure the residents have the adequate pre-hospital care they deserve.
With an area of 114.8 square miles, Galloway Township is one of the largest in New Jersey. Galloway has more than 13,000 households and a total population of over 37,000 which presents several challenges for GTAS. GTAS has a comparatively large fleet of three command vehicles, eight ambulances and one specialty response unit. Each ambulance is equipped beyond the state required standards so that even in the event a GTAS ambulance is responding to calls back-to-back without restocking, you can be assured GTAS will show up with the tools and supplies needed to effectively carry out patient care. Each GTAS ambulance is staffed by two Emergency Medical Technicians and take calls from two stations on either side of Galloway Township.
Such a large area of responsibility, and a population of this size, requires two stations on either side of town in order to effectively provide fast EMS service to the residents of Galloway Township. Station One is located on Carton Avenue on the west side of town next to Galloway Township Public Works just off of Route 30. Station Two is located in the east on the grounds of the Galloway Township Municipal complex on Jimmie Leeds Road. Having two stations is integral in such a large township. It allows GTAS to keep response times lower which translates to patient care being administered faster and thusly comprehensive care being initiated faster. GTAS staffs both stations both day and night.
Though GTAS makes every effort for an ambulance to be ready when a call comes in, at times GTAS receives a call for service while all crews are currently busy with other incidents. In the event of this, GTAS participates in mutual aid with surrounding towns and municipalities where EMS services are shared during times of high volume or large incidents requiring more resources than any one agency can provide.