O’Connell; Increase Ambulance Staffing, Maximize Revenue

The City of Plattsburgh is reviewing the possibility of expanding their ambulance service… Right now, the overflow is handed to several outside organizations including CVPH but as Councilman Paul O’Connell Says.. Growing revenue for the city could be as simple as adjusting the staffing.. Randy Stone is the Assistant Fire Chief in the City… He says his issue has always been staffing and while he hasn’t focused as much on the income side of things, his goal was to find a way to cover the 534 Mutual Aid calls that CVPH has covered.. “There’s a lot of information we’ve been waiting to present while the new board develops their committee structure and creates a liason to the Fire Department”  The busiest times for the Ambulance Service are between 9am and 5pm.. which is when Stone has proposed adding two staffers to cover the mutual aid calls.

AUDIO – 040914 – City of Plattsburgh looks at Increasing Ambulance Staff

O’connell says there could be a real advantage to increasing staffing during the day in order to reduce the calls for mutual aid with the one ambulance and a second ambulance, he says, could be a good thing and actually add revenue to the bottom line for the City of Plattsburgh with just two additional staffers… O’Connell offered to participate as liason on that committee and will bring the concept up for discussion at a future City Council Meeting once He and The Assistant Chief have had an opportunity to more thoroughly review the numbers..

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