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Fifth flycar in Greene Co. reducing response times

Jan 14, 2021 3:15 pm

Sarah Trafton is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media with the addition of a fifth paramedic vehicle to Greene County’s flycar system, response times have been significantly reduced on the mountaintop, Greene County Paramedics President Mark Evans said. Acquisition of the paramedic vehicle that prepares patients for transport prior to the arrival of an ambulance was approved by the county Legislature in November 2019. “It’s been going exceptionally well,” Evans said of the new vehicle, which went live in April. “Having that truck there has saved several lives. ...” Before the addition of the new vehicle, response times on the mountain were approximately five minutes longer than the nine-minute response time in the valley. Legislator Larry Gardner, who represents Hunter, was pleased with the quicker response time. “I could not be happier,” he said. “...I want to thank all involved in having this happen — Greene County EMS, Mark Evans and everyone else and our legislators for seeing it through.” Hunter Town Supervisor Daryl Legg said the car has “...been a godsend, really.” Prattsville Town Supervisor Greg Cross said the flycar made all the difference this summer, helping to save multiple lives. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.