New ambulance service for Greenfield

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GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A new ambulance service will be taking the calls for Baystate health systems. Greenfield Mayor William Martin met with Medlife emergency health yesterday to discuss ambulance service in Greenfield.

Medlife is the Canada-based company Baystate Health chose to assume service in Greenfield and other Franklin county towns.

Mayor Martin says no one will lose their jobs.

He said the next step is to help first responders like firefighters get clearance to bring victims to the hospital.

“We do not have the authority to transport.  So we wanted to look at what authorities do you need and how do you qualify to receive such authority so we’ve been working on that,” Mayor William Martin said.

This transition will be at no cost to the city.  There is also discussion of a higher tier paramedic, who will be able to treat victims who need emergency medical assistance.

Medlife emergency health should begin its ambulance service with Baystate health beginning in April.

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