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Village of Green Island (population 2620)

Name of service/government operation: Paramedic and Ambulance service

Form of sharing: same

Services affected: same

Year started: 2010

Partners: Watervliet and Green Island

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): The City of Watervliet provides ambulance transport service to Green Island.

What planning process preceded the sharing? Leaders from both communities met frequently over the course of a year. We also coordinated with the NYS DOH.

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? MSA and Certificate of Need (CON) from NYSDOH.

Challenges: Obtaining the CON was a cumbersome task.

Benefits: Maintaining a high level of service between two fire departments that work very well together on all aspects of fire/ems service already.

Impact on budget: none

Impact on labor: none

Impact on service: Greatly impacted ambulance service very positively in our community.

Key contact: Sean Ward