Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Cooper University Health Care is dedicated to providing life-saving pre-hospital ground and air medical care, first aid services, and outreach to the community through the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program.

EMS Ground Transport for Camden

Cooper provides 911 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for the City of Camden as well as the tertiary services of the Level I Trauma Center, cardiology, critical care medicine, neurological care, and pediatric care, among others. Allowing the experts in these fields, and others, to work directly with the EMS providers enhances the care that can be given by those basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS) providers.

Cooper EMS is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year with emergency medical technicians and paramedics. The ground fleets consists of 11 EMS vehicles and four physician response vehicles.

Steven Hare, MS, NRP
Operations Manager, Ground Services

Ron Murphy, NRP
EMS Clinical Manager, Ground Services

To reach our EMS ground transport team, call 856.757.4800.

Cooper Air Medical Services

Minutes, even seconds, are critical in emergencies. When time and patient care have reached this critical state, Cooper provides rapid air medical transportation direct from the scene to our Level I Trauma Center. Serving the seven counties of southern New Jersey, Cooper’s Air Transport safely delivers critically injured patients to the only Level I adult trauma and Level II pediatric trauma center in South Jersey. Additionally, Cooper Air Transport provides rapid transfer for patients at other hospitals in the region who are critically ill or injured and need the advanced medical and/or surgical care only available at Cooper.  

Cooper 1 and 2 

Cooper’s helicopter air fleet includes Cooper 1 and Cooper 2, both EC135 T2+ Eurocopters owned and operated by Metro Aviation, Inc. To ensure safe and swift patient transport, both are equipped with state-of-the-art GPS, weather radar, aircraft collision avoidance system, and night vision goggles (NVG). For increased safety and efficiency Outerlink’s IRIS system is on board, providing unprecedented flight data monitoring, tracking, and communication capabilities. An experienced crew, including Cooper flight nurses and paramedics, staff each helicopter, are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To provide complete area coverage Cooper 1 services southern regions flying out of Millville Municipal Airport in Millville, Gloucester County. Meanwhile, Cooper 2 services the northern region of our coverage area with flights originating at the Flying W Airport in Medford, Burlington County. 

Rick Rohrbach, BSN, RN, CFRN, CCRN-K, MICP
EMS Director, Cooper Air and Ground Services

EMS Outreach

Cooper EMS, in addition to providing 911 services, offers medical direction and EMS education to area BLS squads in South Jersey. These services help to implement protocols and to support an effective performance improvement process by:

  • Providing education and training for all audiences involved in emergency medical services through didactics, simulation technology, and performance improvement activities.
  • Participating in research initiatives to maintain the highest level of preparedness and prehospital care through evidence-based medicine.
  • Collaborating with local, state, regional, and federal partners to assist in the implementation of an effective EMS and emergency management system.

Janis J McManus, MS, NRP
EMS Outreach Coordinator

If you are interested in an EMS program or service, check out our educational offerings, or call 856.968.7054.