Derry officials considering new ambulance contract with Chester and Auburn
Over that time, the annual fee paid by those towns to Derry would increase by nine percent per year. In addition to yearly payments, there are also fees paid to Derry for each patient the fire department transports, according to Derry Fire Chief George Klauber.
“The Derry Fire Department has been providing medical transport services to the town of Chester since taking over those services from Peabody Funeral Home in the 1970s,” said Klauber. “We have contracted with the town of Auburn since 1990. The services are provided without additional staffing or equipment.”
The initial ambulance dispatched for medical aid calls in Chester responds from the Island Pond station and the initial ambulance dispatched to medical aid calls in Auburn responds from the English Range station.
“Additionally, the town of Chester has purchased an ambulance and staffs it on a part-time basis,” said Klauber. “The revenues associated with the Chester Fire Department providing some emergency transport are recognized and included in the contract with the town of Derry.”
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