Inspira Health held a ribbon cutting for its EMS station in Belleplain and honored its long-time chief, William King Sr., for enhancing the capabilities and professionalism of the squad during his nearly four decades of leadership. On January 1, 2022, Inspira purchased the Belleplain Emergency Corps (BEC) and now provides EMS services to Dennis Township and Woodbine.
King served as chief of BEC from 1981 through 2021. He now manages Inspira’s EMS Academy training program. Virtually all the former BEC staff has joined Inspira and continues to serve the community. In recognition of the legacy of Bill King and his family, the grounds and two buildings that make up the Belleplain EMS Station have been named the “King Complex.”
“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 has 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 directly reach an Inspira Health dispatcher. This arrangement follows the innovative model begun by BEC in 2006, when they became the only private organization in New Jersey to own and operate a dispatch center.
Inspira Health currently provides emergency medical services in six South Jersey counties.