PALMYRA TWP. (Pike) - Pike Advanced Life Support (ALS) will no longer be serving Palmyra Township (Pike County) as of September 1, 2014, Supervisors were informed, August 5th. Chairman Tom Simons referred to a letter received from the Pike ALS Board of Directors.
PALMYRA TWP. (Pike) -Pike Advanced Life Support (ALS) will no longer be serving Palmyra Township (Pike County) as of September 1, 2014, Supervisors were informed, August 5th. Chairman Tom Simons referred to a letter received from the Pike ALS Board of Directors.
At the prior Township meeting, Palmyra Supervisors agreed unanimously to select the paramedic services supplied by Atlantic Ambulance Corporation as their designated ALS when needed to be dispatched by the County in support of Tafton Ambulance, their designated basic life support transport company.
Pike ALS had been serving in Palmyra for several years but the Township Supervisors had never designated a preference for dispatch. Atlantic Ambulance Corporation was to begin ALS services in Palmyra effective August 1st with plans to station a unit in the area. Atlantic is also stationed in Milford and near the Hemlock Farms entrance in Lords Valley.
In July, Hawley Borough Council designated Wayne Ambulance's ALS service for Hawley Ambulance Company, in place of "nearest available" or Pike ALS as before. This was at the request of the Hawley Ambulance Company.
Simons said that the letter from the Pike ALS board thanked the Supervisors for the opportunity to serve here and that their services in the Township would be discontinued September 1st.
Atlantic Ambulance Corporation is based in Morristown, NJ.
A message left with Pike ALS for comment has not been returned.
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