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Greene County EMS requesting 12.8 percent funding increase

Aug 04, 2023 12:23 pm

Andrea Macko reports for Porcupine Soup Greene County Emergency Medical Services wants a 12.8 percent funding increase next year with $2,171,000 from the Greene County and $382,000 to be split among the 14 towns there. Funding keeps paramedics in fly cars 24 hours a day, seven days a week in a county with a large valley and a big mountainous area. When the agency was started in 2000, call volume was less than 800, but Greene County EMS President Mark Evans said, “We anticipate in the next year or two we will break 4,000 calls." Earlier this year, Greene County EMS added three ventilators to its fleet, the first regional agency with ventilators. “They have only been on the trucks for three weeks and have already been used three times,” Evans said. The story does not say when Greene County legislators will vote on the funding. Read more about this story in Porcupine Soup.

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