Town seeking residents’ help with EMS review

NORTHAMPTON — The town is conducting a comprehensive review of its current emergency medical services and are seeking input from community members who are served by the Northampton Ambulance.

According to a press release, the town is conducting an online survey of residents, taxpayers and business operators of Northampton, Hope, Benson and Northville.

The town invites the community to take a online survey that is confidential to seek their input about emergency medical services within the community.

The survey is being conducted by Public Safety Consultant Ron Graner.

“We all deeply appreciate the time and efforts the dedicated members of the Northampton Ambulance Service give in service to the people of our community. We are proud that our ambulance service has remained strong and viable during this difficult period for EMS providers in Fulton County,” the release states.”

The survey will help the town understand the the community views as NAS’s primary strengths and weaknesses. The survey will provide an insight on community member’s opinions on what opportunities they see for improvement and what will impact the ability of local EMS services to serve the area.

“Your views, ideas and feedback are important to help guide our strategic planning efforts as we all strive to assure continued efficient, effective and safe delivery of emergency medical services in our community,” the releases states. “Our emergency medical responders will each be requested to take a separate survey that will provide us with their views and insights into the issues they face in service to our community.”

To take the online survey community members can go to:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NorthamptonCommunityEMS

The survey will be available until noon on Aug. 20.

If anyone has any questions, they can call )518) 863-4040. Councilman Bill Gritsavage is coordinator of this project.

“Thank you in advance for participating in this survey. Your input will aid in the development of a comprehensive strategic plan to assure effective, efficient and safe delivery of emergency medical services,” the release states.

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