GEMS “Ghoulish Crew” to Distribute Halloween Treats in Their “Eerie Carriage”

GEMS is bringing Halloween to Town of Greenwich residents this year! A decorated ambulance and GEMS staff dressed up in costumes will visit neighborhoods to safely distribute Halloween treats on October 17, 24 and 31st from 3-7pm.

Interested citizens can register through Sign Up Genius by selecting which day they would like the “eerie carriage” and ghoulish crew to creep to their neighborhood. The link to the Sign Up Genius is available on GEMS’s homepage at

“Our staff and Explorer Posts are excited to decorate an ambulance and distribute treats to the children of Greenwich,” said Tracy Schietinger, GEMS Executive Director. “We know that Halloween will look different this year because of the pandemic but we still want everyone to have a fun, safe and spooktacular Halloween.”

A fee of $10 per child is required to secure a visit. All Halloween treats will be nut-free and prepackaged to ensure compliance with Covid-19 safety protocols. The fee will support GEMS to ensure it has the proper equipment to address the Covid-19 crisis and respond to medical emergencies with the highest quality of care and help defray the cost of the treats.

For more information or for help in signing up to have the decorated ambulance and crew visit you, contact [email protected].

Greenwich Emergency Medical Service, Inc. (GEMS)

GEMS began operations in 1986 as an independent, non-profit organization.  It has received ongoing statewide recognition for its demanding professional standards, a system design that assures rapid responses, innovative technology, excellent training opportunities, and comprehensive community outreach programs.

Proceeds raised will enable us to supply some of the necessary capital equipment required to provide the highest quality emergency medical services to the Town. All vehicles, durable medical equipment and computers are just some of the items 100% funded by donations.

GEMS is not a department or arm of Town government, but rather an independent provider of emergency medical services pursuant to a contract with the Town. GEMS pays for all of its capital needs through fundraising efforts, thus saving the Town more than $10 million since its inception more than 30 years ago. For more information visit