JEMSTAR: New Jersey Medevac 2020

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It's kind of become an annual thing, so I figured I'd be the guilty party to start the inventory this year. Medevac assignment review, including NJ focused ships only with no interlopers like Medevac-4, JeffSTAT-5, etc.

NJSP NorthSTAR: Somerset Airport (SMQ) - Bedminster, 2x Augusta-Westland AW-139 N9NJ/N1NJ, State of New Jersey
NJSP SouthSTAR: Hammonton Airport (N81) - Hammonton, 2x Augusta-Westland AW-139 N7NJ/N3NJ, State of New Jersey

Other NJSP:
N2NJ Bell 206-L3, Mercer Airport, Misc. Duties
N4NJ Bell OH-58A, Mercer Airport, Misc. Duties
N5NJ Augusta-Westland AW-139, Mercer Airport, Executive Transport/Law Enforcement
***N8NJ Sikorsky S-76, SOLD - Crashed at Mount Jiri, South Korea 2018

Atlantic Air-1: Trade Zone Heliport (JY02) - Netcong, Eurocopter EC-135 N325PH/N314PH, PHI Air Medical
***Atlantic Air-2: Abolished, N311PH reassigned by PHI to Air-3...N314PH reassigned by PHI as back-up to Air-1.
Atlantic Air-3: Mountain Creek Resort (XXXX) - Venon, Eurocopter EC-135 N311PH, PHI Air Medical

CUMC Cooper-1: Millville Municipal Airport (MIV) - Millville, Eurocopter EC-135 N232CH, Metro Aviation
CUMC Cooper-2: Flying W Airport (N14) - Medford, Eurocopter EC-135 N137MH, Metro Aviation

JUH JeffSTAT-1 (LifeNet 6-2): Penn's Landing (Pier 36) Heliport (P72) - Philadelphia, Eurocopter EC-135-P2 N135ED, Air Methods

HUMC Air-1: Greenwood Lake Airport (4N1) - West Milford, Eurocopter EC-135-P2+ N551HU, Air Methods
HUMC Air-2: Robert Miller Airpark - Berkeley Township, Eurocopter EC-135-P2+ N732HM, Metro Aviation

MidAtlantic/AtlantiCare Medevac-5: Hammonton Airport (N81) - Hammonton, Eurocopter EC-135-P2+ N524MT, Metro Aviation

***MONOC Monoc-1: Abolished...N456MT reassigned by Air Methods to RWJBH Lifeflight.

RWJBH LifeFlight: Robert Miller Airpark - Berkeley Township, Eurocopter EC-135-P2+ N456MT, Metro Aviation

UPMC PennSTAR-2: Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) - Atlantic City, Eurocopter EC-145 N602MM, UPMC

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Forgot about the parameters of Medevac-4...

MidAtlantic/AtlantiCare Medevac-4: Woodbine Municipal Airport (OBI) - Woodbine, Eurocopter EC-135-P2+ N523MT, Metro Aviation
 

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JeffSTAT 4 is at Woodbine, MidAltantic/AtlantiCare no longer operates.
PennSTAR 6 South Jersey Regional Airport, Lumberton, NJ
Temple Med 1 - Doylestown Hospital - Doylestown, PA
JeffState 1 Kennedy Hospital - Turnersville, NJ
 

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With corrections...

NJSP NorthSTAR: Somerset Airport (SMQ) - Bedminster, 2x Augusta-Westland AW-139 N9NJ/N1NJ, State of New Jersey
NJSP SouthSTAR: Hammonton Airport (N81) - Hammonton, 2x Augusta-Westland AW-139 N7NJ/N3NJ, State of New Jersey

Other NJSP:
N2NJ Bell 206-L3, Mercer Airport, Misc. Duties
N4NJ Bell OH-58A, Mercer Airport, Misc. Duties
N5NJ Augusta-Westland AW-139, Mercer Airport, Executive Transport/Law Enforcement
***N8NJ Sikorsky S-76, SOLD - Crashed at Mount Jiri, South Korea 2018

Atlantic Air-1: Trade Zone Heliport (JY02) - Netcong, Eurocopter EC-135 N325PH/N314PH, PHI Air Medical
***Atlantic Air-2: Abolished, N311PH reassigned by PHI to Air-3...N314PH reassigned by PHI as back-up to Air-1.
Atlantic Air-3: Mountain Creek Resort (XXXX) - Venon, Eurocopter EC-135 N311PH, PHI Air Medical

CUMC Cooper-1: Millville Municipal Airport (MIV) - Millville, Eurocopter EC-135 N232CH, Metro Aviation
CUMC Cooper-2: Flying W Airport (N14) - Medford, Eurocopter EC-135 N137MH, Metro Aviation

JUH JeffSTAT-1 (LifeNet 6-2): Kennedy Hospital Heliport - Turnersville, Eurocopter EC-135-P2 N135ED, Air Methods
JUH JeffSTAT-4: Woodbine Municipal Airport (OBI) - Woodbine, Eurocopter EC-135-P2+ N???, Air Methods

HUMC Air-1: Greenwood Lake Airport (4N1) - West Milford, Eurocopter EC-135-P2+ N551HU, Air Methods
HUMC Air-2: Robert Miller Airpark (MJX) - Berkeley Township, Eurocopter EC-135-P2+ N732HM, Metro Aviation

***MidAtlantic/AtlantiCare Medevac-4: Abolished...N523MT returned by Metro Aviation to MedTrans, reassigned to University of Mississippi AirCare-6.
MidAtlantic/AtlantiCare Medevac-5: Hammonton Airport (N81) - Hammonton, Eurocopter EC-135-P2+ N524MT, MedTrans

***MONOC Monoc-1: Abolished...N456MT reassigned by Air Methods to RWJBH Lifeflight.

RWJBH LifeFlight: Robert Miller Airpark (MJX) - Berkeley Township, Eurocopter EC-135-P2+ N456MT, MedTrans

Temple Med-1: Doylestown Hospital Heliport (9PS3A) - Doylestown, Eurocopter EC-135-T2 N914TH, Air Methods.

***UPMC PennSTAR-2: Abolished...N602MM reassigned by Metro Aviation to PennSTAR-6.
UPMC PennSTAR-6: South Jersey Regional Airport (VAY) - Lumberton, Eurocopter EC-145 N602MM, Metro Aviation

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Good list. I’d just add what frequency they are dispatched on, what frequency or talkgroup for flight following, what JEMSTAR channel for REMCS, etc. For example, Atlantic “Flightcomm” now handles flight following for Cooper on their Medevac talkgroup on NJICS. Lots of constant changes over the years. Maybe update the wiki too.
 

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Good list. I’d just add what frequency they are dispatched on, what frequency or talkgroup for flight following, what JEMSTAR channel for REMCS, etc. For example, Atlantic “Flightcomm” now handles flight following for Cooper on their Medevac talkgroup on NJICS. Lots of constant changes over the years. Maybe update the wiki too.
This is sort of how the Wiki update happens every year is with a thread like this. As to one other point, while Flightcomm is handling flight following, Cooper-1/2 are still also reporting to REMCS as far as I've heard.
 

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I have lost track with all the changes, outstanding recap. Thanks for that. My heads been spinning, like a rotorhead.:rolleyes: Hours of service also make this a guessing game in the field. Some do not understand it is not 24/7 for some locations. Harder to follow that golden rule. My .02.
 

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With corrections thanks to an anonymous source offline involved in JEMSTAR....

NJSP NorthSTAR: Somerset Airport (SMQ) - Bedminster, 2x Augusta-Westland AW-139 N9NJ/N1NJ, State of New Jersey
NJSP SouthSTAR: Hammonton Airport (N81) - Hammonton, 2x Augusta-Westland AW-139 N7NJ/N3NJ, State of New Jersey

Other NJSP:
N2NJ Bell 206-L3, Mercer Airport, Misc. Duties
N4NJ Bell OH-58A, Mercer Airport, Misc. Duties
N5NJ Augusta-Westland AW-139, Mercer Airport, Currently Configured for Medical/Law Enforcement
***N8NJ Sikorsky S-76, SOLD - Crashed at Mount Jiri, South Korea 2018

Atlantic Air-1: ACT Delivery Systems- Netcong, Eurocopter EC-135 N325PH/N314PH, PHI Air Medical
***Atlantic Air-2: Abolished, N311PH reassigned by PHI to Air-3...N314PH reassigned by PHI as back-up to Air-1.
Atlantic Air-3: Mountain Creek Resort (XXXX) - Venon, Eurocopter EC-135 N311PH, PHI Air Medical

CUMC Cooper-1: Millville Municipal Airport (MIV) - Millville, Eurocopter EC-135 N232CH, Metro Aviation
CUMC Cooper-2: Flying W Airport (N14) - Medford, Eurocopter EC-135 N137MH, Metro Aviation

JUH JeffSTAT-1: Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Heliport - Washington Township, Eurocopter EC-145 N145TJ, Air Methods
JUH JeffSTAT-4: Woodbine Municipal Airport (OBI) - Woodbine, Eurocopter EC-135-P2 N135TJ, Air Methods

HUMC AirMed-1 (Hackensack-1): Greenwood Lake Airport (4N1) - West Milford, Eurocopter EC-135-P2+ N551HU, Air Methods
HUMC AirMed-2 (Hackensack-2): Ocean County Airport (MJX) - Berkeley Township, Eurocopter EC-135-P2+ N732HM, Air Methods

***MidAtlantic/AtlantiCare Medevac-4: Abolished...N523MT returned by Metro Aviation to MedTrans, reassigned to University of Mississippi AirCare-6.
***MidAtlantic/AtlantiCare Medevac-5: Abolished...N524MT transferred by MedTrans to Vanderbilt Nashville LifeFlight-2

***MONOC Monoc-1: Abolished...N456MT reassigned by Air Methods to RWJBH Lifeflight.


***Penn Medicine PennSTAR-2: Abolished...N602MM reassigned by Metro Aviation to PennSTAR-6.
Penn Medicine PennSTAR-6: South Jersey Regional Airport (VAY) - Lumberton, Eurocopter EC-145 N602MM, Metro Aviation

RWJBH LifeFlight: Ocean County Airport (MJX) - Berkeley Township, Eurocopter EC-135-P2+ N456MT, MedTrans

Temple MedFlight-1: Doylestown Hospital Heliport (9PS3) - Doylestown, Eurocopter EC-135-T2 N914TH, Air Methods.

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I normally monitor the Medevac on the NJ State 800 system. However, was just wondering which of these units are the helicopters always landing on the roof of the hospital in Atlantic City?

Also, when monitoring the State 800 MHz system from Atl City, which Site(s) should be programmed?
 

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I normally monitor the Medevac on the NJ State 800 system. However, was just wondering which of these units are the helicopters always landing on the roof of the hospital in Atlantic City?

Also, when monitoring the State 800 MHz system from Atl City, which Site(s) should be programmed?
South Simulcast should be fine.
 

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What is the dispatch protocol now? My guess is -

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Scene Calls

North half of state - 1st call - NorthSTAR - 2nd call - maybe SouthSTAR or a private helo? - 3rd call - private helo

South half of state - 1st call - SouthSTAR - 2nd call - maybe NorthSTAR or a private helo? - 3rd call - private helo

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Transfer calls - from medical facility to medical facility - or maybe from airport to medical facility - or maybe from private helispot to medical facility

As requested by person arranging the transfer
 

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Dispatch is based on the Nautical Miles of the closest Air Medical Unit (AMU) to the Landing Zone. A new flight CAD (FlightVector) was placed in service on June 1, 2020.

There is no primary, secondary etc.. rotation, it's all based on availability of the AMU's and the location of the Landing Zone in relation to the available AMU.

There is one exception, when more then one AMU resides at the same airport and it's a drive-up. The mission go's the AMU that is closest to the incident location.
 
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However, in the State of New Jersey, a patient or patient representative does have the right to specifically request NorthSTAR or SouthSTAR (if available) if ALS determines they need to fly. It's part of the State's policy since NJSP Medevac services are subsidized down to to $1350 average patient cost, and are free to NJ residents in many cases. Private providers (Atlantic, HUMC, RWJBH, Penn, etc.) can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $25,000 for a transport as short as 10nm.
 

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However, in the State of New Jersey, a patient or patient representative does have the right to specifically request NorthSTAR or SouthSTAR (if available) if ALS determines they need to fly. It's part of the State's policy since NJSP Medevac services are subsidized down to to $1350 average patient cost, and are free to NJ residents in many cases. Private providers (Atlantic, HUMC, RWJBH, Penn, etc.) can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $25,000 for a transport as short as 10nm.
With all do respect there are parts of the statement are not correct, the requesting agency does not have a option under current policy. It is the closet AMU to the LZ.

A patient and or representative can play a part in the selection of a AMU for a IHOP.

In addition there has not been a medical charge related to the JEMSTAR program for years. The total cost of the JEMSTAR program is funded via NJ Motor Vehicle Fees. Note: Part 91 air medical units can't charge for service vs. Part 135 that can.

And yes a private provider may charge what they feel is the fair market value, but I don't think while laying on the side of the road your going helicopter shopping.
 

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Off the wire, The JEMSTAR program will be adding CentraSTAR to the line-up as a power shift AMU starting Thursday.

The location and days of operation will vary based on anticipated need during August.
 

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In addition there has not been a medical charge related to the JEMSTAR program for years. The total cost of the JEMSTAR program is funded via NJ Motor Vehicle Fees. Note: Part 91 air medical units can't charge for service vs. Part 135 that can.
That's how it was always explained to us as EMS. There's also several providers in New Jersey violating Part 91 then, cause I can tell you for a fact that Atlantic charges $13,510.37 for a Boonton Township to Morristown flight.
 
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