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South County EMS

Six months in, South County EMS recognized with innovation award

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

WHATELY — Whately, Deerfield and Sunderland have won the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s Kenneth E. Pickard Municipal Innovation Award for its role in the creation of South County Emergency Medical Service, a new regional ambulance service that went live July 1. According to a letter from the MMA, South County EMS was one of three town projects in the state to win the award this year. The awards will be presented … 0

Grant lands automatic CPR machine for South County EMS

Friday, October 31, 2014

DEERFIELD — Performing chest compressions is one of the most difficult, tiring and time-consuming parts of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but for the medics of South County EMS that process just got a little bit easier. The regional ambulance service recently purchased two automatic chest compression machines, known as LUCAS 2 Chest Compression Systems, through … 0

Regional EMS makes third try at library building

Sunday, August 10, 2014

WHATELY — For the third time, South County’s new regional ambulance service is exploring the possibility of purchasing the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System’s building in Whately to use as its permanent base of operations. At its meeting last Tuesday night, the South County EMS Board of Oversight poured over a map of … 0

Deerfield: We still support regional EMS

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WHATELY — The proposal for a regional 24/7 paramedic ambulance service for the towns of Whately, Deerfield and Sunderland is back on track. On Tuesday, the Deerfield Board of Selectmen reassured its partner towns that it would support the regional proposal, despite questions raised in that town in … 1

Deerfield selectmen discuss town EMS option

Thursday, September 12, 2013

DEERFIELD — The Board of Selectmen are split in their support of the two EMS proposals: a regional paramedic ambulance service and an expanded local service. At the Wednesday meeting, the board discussed the project, but made no decision. The board indicated it still plans to ask townspeople … 0

Solo Deerfield EMS plan slows progress

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WHATELY — The Deerfield Board of Selectmen’s recent decision to explore an expanded local EMS option has stalled progress toward a regionalized South County ambulance program. This week, the Sunderland Board of Selectmen postponed its special town meeting date, originally scheduled for Sept. 27, to discuss Deerfield’s decision … 0

Deerfield board eyes local ambulance

Monday, September 9, 2013

DEERFIELD — With only a few weeks left before southern Franklin County towns vote on a regional ambulance proposal, the Deerfield Board of Selectmen will ask its residents to consider a town-only service as well. At Friday’s board meeting, town employees discussed whether to move forward with the … 0

Whately and Sunderland selectmen discuss EMS

Monday, September 9, 2013

CORRECTION:The proposed Deerfield-only ambulance service would be a 24/7 paramedic ambulance service with seven employees. For 16 hours a day, an intermediate or basic EMT would be scheduled. DEERFIELD — After two years of collaborating with Whately and Sunderland to develop a regional paramedic ambulance service, the Deerfield … 0

Final proposal for South County EMS ready

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

WHATELY — For $638,895, townspeople in southern Franklin County could have a 24-hour regional paramedic ambulance service based out of the South Deerfield fire station. On Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Frontier Regional School auditorium, the … 0