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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Hawley Ambulance switches to Wayne ALS

  • HAWLEY- Hawley Borough Council, July 9th, approved a request of Hawley Ambulance & Rescue Company to switch preferred paramedic providers.
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  • HAWLEY- Hawley Borough Council, July 9th, approved a request of Hawley Ambulance & Rescue Company to  switch preferred paramedic providers.
       Bryan Utegg, Hawley Ambulance Chief, asked that Wayne Ambulance be the primary designated Advanced Life Support (ALS) company to be called out when needed to assist Hawley Ambulance.
       At the June Council meeting, approval was given at that time to switch to the "nearest available" ALS company, rather than continue to use Pike County ALS. Utegg had made the request over concerns with Pike County ALS no longer having a billing agreement with Hawley Ambulance. Utegg said at that time they were considering asking that Wayne Ambulance be designated, once Wayne had a unit and staff stationed in the immediate area. They have a billing agreement in place with Wayne.
       Lackawanna Ambulance, which is owned by Moses Taylor Hospital, is the parent company of Wayne  Ambulance.
         John Grady, who is Operations Supervisor for Wayne Ambulance, said that they currently have units stationed at Texas #4 fire company in Honesdale; at Lakeville and at Hamlin. They have a schedule plan that will allow one of the Wayne Ambulance units to be positioned in Hawley Borough (at the Hawley Ambulance building) "90 to 95 percent of the time."
        Utegg also requested that on a second alarm, if Wayne is not available, then the nearest available ALS unit would be dispatched by the County Communications Center. Council approved both requests unanimously.
    SEE THE MIDWEEK NEWS EAGLE FOR MORE MEETING ITEMS.
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