Allentown Police Department

Emergency Services

Allentown Police Department
Emergency Calls - 911 or 609-259-6300
Non-Emergency Calls Officer- In- Charge: Police Chief Panckeri
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Allentown First Aid Squad

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*See the note below regarding changes to emergency medical services effective February 1, 2020.

Allentown Office of Emergency Management

Steve Gomba, Emergency Management Coordinator

Hope Fire Company

Fire Chief George Stillwell
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*Notice Regarding the Changes to Emergency Medical Services Effective February 1, 2020 

Dear Residents of Allentown,

Greetings from Allentown Borough and Allentown First Aid Squad. We wanted to keep you apprised of our decision regarding the status of our EMS coverage. To ensure the safety of our residents, maintaining 24-hour EMS coverage in Allentown Borough is paramount. The decline in volunteers in recent years has necessitated the need to explore an alternative solution to ensure 24-hour EMS coverage. For the past year, Robert Wood Johnson has provided 12-hour EMS coverage for both Allentown and Upper Freehold Township, and that one-year agreement has come to an end. The contract has officially gone out to bid. It is essential that we continue the legacy of Allentown First Aid and continue to help them serve our communities. It is important to choose a vendor that would provide the most comprehensive and effective care and service. We are pleased to announce we have awarded the contract to Capital Health EMS. This partnership will enable our current volunteers to provide services for sporting events; provide a second ambulance when requested, and provide more community outreach. Capital Health will house their ambulance and EMT’s at Allentown First Aid Squad. We will include them in future open houses, senior meetings, and have them in attendance at a Borough Council meeting. This agreement is possible due to the collaborative efforts among Allentown Borough, Upper Freehold Township, Allentown First Aid Squad, and Capital Health, all working together to provide high-quality care for our residents.

Additionally, Allentown Borough will make a contribution to Allentown First Aid Squad for their continued volunteer efforts through education and outreach. We thank you for your continued support of the Allentown First Aid Squad. 


Thomas C. Fritts, Mayor & Member of the Public Safety Committee
Daniel Payson, M.S., Councilman & Chairman of the Public Safety Committee
Martha A. Johnson, Councilwoman & Public Safety Committee Member

From Jim Boozan- Director of EMS at Capital Health

Starting February 1, ambulances from Capital Health will provide emergency medical services (EMS) to Borough of Allentown and Upper Freehold Township.
Capital Health EMS will provide service 24x7 and will work in conjunction with the Allentown First Aid Squad.

In a statement, Capital Health's EMS director, Jim Boozan said patients who are transported by ambulance will be taken to the medical center of their choosing whenever possible.  "You want to take them where they want to go, where their physician is, where their medical records are," Boozan said.

The Capital Health service in Borough of Allentown and Upper Freehold Township will start midnight January 31.