Inspira Health held a ribbon cutting for its EMS station in Belleplain, the health system announced May 6.
Inspira purchased the Belleplain Emergency Corps on Jan. 1 and now provides EMS services to Dennis Township and Woodbine. Nearly all former BEC staff joined Inspira and continue to serve the community.
Longtime former chief William King Sr. was honored at the event for enhancing the capabilities and professionalism of the squad during his 40 years of leadership. He served as chief from 1981 to 2021 and now manages Inspira’s EMS Academy training program. The grounds and two buildings that make up the Belleplain EMS Station have been named the King Complex in recognition of his legacy.
“The highly respected EMS and dispatch service here in Belleplain are, in large part, due to the efforts of Bill and his family,” said Amy Mansue, president and CEO of Inspira Health. “As a regional community health system, we are grateful to Bill, his sons and all the EMS personnel from Belleplain for their outstanding commitment to the community and the excellent care they provide. We are so pleased they have joined the Inspira family.”
Inspira began providing 9-1-1 ambulance service and interfacility basic life support transport to Dennis Township and Woodbine in January. It’s also expanded its non-emergency medical transport services to northern Cape May County, and serves as the dispatching agency for Dennis Township.
When a resident calls 9-1-1, they connect directly with Inspira Health dispatcher, following the innovative model BEC began in 2006 when they became the only private organization in the state to own and operate a dispatch center.
Inspira Health currently provides emergency medical services in six counties throughout South Jersey.