CGR has completed the key components of the strategic planning process. Essex County EMS and other local organizations will be working to implement the plans over the next several years.
The project will conduct a baseline survey of the existing EMS system in Essex County through a series of in-person interviews with key stakeholders, and data requests. Each transport agency will be asked to be a full participant and non-transporting first responders will be asked to provide limited information.
CGR will present the gathered information to the Advisory Committee in a written baseline report designed for use by both key stakeholders and the general public. Key findings will include areas of success, potential best practices, and areas for improvement. A Strategic Plan to identify goals and objectives will be developed by CGR with the Advisory Committee and local experts to complement the baseline report, upon which the Action Plans are then developed with specific and realistic timelines for implementation.
The process is being overseen by the Essex County EMS Advisory Committee, with the assistance from CGR, a nonprofit management consulting organization with expertise in government management, public finance and municipal consolidation processes. The baseline report, Strategic Plan and Action Plans developed by CGR for the long-term sustainability of Essex County EMS provisions will be provided to the Essex County EMS Advisory Committee and other key stakeholders in public meetings, with dates to be determined.