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Ewing Township Emergency Medical Services Celebrates First Gala Dinner

The Township of Ewing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) celebrated its first Gala Dinner on June 7, 2024, at the Mountainview Golf Course and Country Club.

The event, an evening of recognition, appreciation and community spirit, acknowledged the achievements of Ewing EMS and their unwavering dedication to the safety and health of the community.

Established in 1977, Ewing EMS has grown from its humble beginnings with just four employees to a dedicated team of 12 full-time professionals who respond to more than 5,000 calls annually, making a significant impact on countless lives in the community.

Mayor Bert H. Steinmann -- taken by surprise when EMS Director Delorfette Clark presented him with a plaque in appreciation of the mayor and council’s ongoing support of the department -- shared his thoughts on the importance of recognizing EMS technicians. “The technicians are the backbone of Ewing EMS, consistently showing exceptional dedication and compassion,” Mayor Steinmann said. “This gala is a way to honor their tireless efforts and the vital role they play in safeguarding our community’s health and well-being, and I believe they are among the best around.”

Director Clark also expressed a heartfelt thank you to all first responders. “I extend my deepest gratitude to all our first responders,” Clark said. “Your unwavering commitment, bravery, and selflessness make a profound difference in the lives of so many. Every day, you put others before yourselves, and for that, we are eternally grateful. This gala is not just a celebration of your achievements but a recognition of the heart and soul you pour into serving our community.”

Also in attendance were Council President Kevin Baxter, Council Vice President Jennifer Keyes-Maloney, Councilmember Kathleen Wollert, Sarah Steward and David Schroth; Police Chief Albert Rhodes; Fire Director Marc Strauss, and Township Administrator Aaron T. Watson.


Years of Service Awards:
  • Captain Stephen Stackhouse – 5 years
  • EMT Christopher Biache- 5 years
  • Captain Charles Sista – 10 years
  • Captain Nicholas Portella – 10 years
  • EMT Jessica Cheverez – 10 years
  • Captain Grady C.L. Griffin, 20 years
2023 EMS Chief’s Award Recipient
  • Captain Charles Sista
2023 People’s Choice Award (As chosen by staff)
  • EMT Sean Leary
2023 Per Diem of the Year Award
  • EMT Kaitlin McCann, PhD
2023 Medical Director of the Year Award
  • Stephen J. Vetrano, DO

About Ewing EMS:

Ewing EMS is committed to delivering excellent pre-hospital care with compassion and respect. The organization advocates for each patient, ensuring they receive the highest standard of care and attention.

Reflecting the diversity of Ewing Township, Ewing EMS supports a team of professionals from various backgrounds and cultures, fostering an inclusive and collaborative environment. The service also prides itself on embracing innovation and leveraging the latest advances in critical care and technology to provide cutting-edge medical services to residents.

About Ewing Township:

Ewing Township is dedicated to maintaining a quality place of life for its residents through excellent public services, community engagement, and continuous improvement. For more information, visit our website at

Ewing Township. Where Community Meets Progress


Clockwise, from left, Mayor Bert H. Steinmann, Chris Steinmann, Council members Sarah Steward and Kathy Wollert, Business Administrator Aaron T. Watson, Human Resources Director Raissa Walker