CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad will be "standing down" and no longer responding to emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic according to a public safety update given by Chief of Police Joseph Cirasa on Tuesday. 

As of Monday morning there are 26 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cedar Grove.  Cirasa assured residents that emergency services would continue via private providers.  Residents should continue to use 911 during any emergency situation.  

"The township provider for EMS services, the Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad, has notified the township that they are standing down.  They are doing so out of an abundance of caution," Cirasa stated.  "EMS services will continue unabated seamlessly 24 hours a day, seven days a week through private providers.  Police and fire remain at full strength, so I ask you to stay safe, stay healthy, stay home."

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