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Greenville reaches agreement with rescue squad

Nov 10, 2022 12:32 pm

Andrea Macko reports in Porcupine Soup that the Town of Greenville and the Greenville Rescue Squad reached a labor agreement Nov. 9, securing ambulance service in the town for the next five years. The new agreement in 2023 gives the Greenville Rescue Squad $545,558, a 35 percent increase over the $403,874 paid in 2022. The current contract with the town expires Dec. 31. “It’s been a struggle to keep staff on and them not knowing if they were going to have a job come January 1,” said Greenville Rescue Squad Chairman Ted Nugent, Jr. The Town of Greenville wants to build the the Greenville Rescue Squad a new home soon. “The plan is for the town to build a public safety building for the rescue squad with a heated garage to park the ambulances and the fly car for Greene EMS,” Town Supervisor Paul Macko said. “We are looking at possibly behind the library where the skateboard park is or another parcel of property. I have been in conversation with people within the sewer and water district that have some property for sale.” Read the full story in Porcupine Soup.