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Rotterdam Emergency Medical Services transporting few patients

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara toured the Rotterdam EMS East station on Cardiff Road in Rotterdam on Monday. Assemblyman Santabarbara has been a longtime resident of Rotterdam and has given his support to the local ambulance service that has serviced the town for 77 years. Assemblyman Santabarbara has recently taken it upon his office to become involved in the current crisis. Here, Santabarbara with the REMS.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara toured the Rotterdam EMS East station on Cardiff Road in Rotterdam on Monday. Assemblyman Santabarbara has been a longtime resident of Rotterdam and has given his support to the local ambulance service that has serviced the town for 77 years. Assemblyman Santabarbara has recently taken it upon his office to become involved in the current crisis. Here, Santabarbara with the REMS.
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Calls for Rotterdam Emergency Medical Services Inc. have dropped to a trickle since the town abruptly stopped dispatching its ambulances last month. The not-for-profit ambulance has answered 27 calls over 18 days, a pace that is a roughly 80 percent drop from its historical call volume. Though expected, this precipitous decline has already forced the company to essentially shutter its facility on Princetown Road and reduce its overall staffing level. Workers with the company explained ...

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robbump
December 10, 2013
3:54 p.m.

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Why is the town giving MOHAWK a place to park their vehicle, and outlet to plug it into, and giving a room for MOHAWK employees to use (eg: sleep, wait for calls) at the Rotterdam Senior Citizen Center? As a profit-making company, Mohawk should spend some of it's income at one of the town's 3 hotels instead of getting a free ride from the town.

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