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Town of Colton (population 1451)

Name of service/government operation: Ambulance Service

Form of sharing: ALS provided by adjoining community

Services affected: Rescue services

Year started: 2013 formally

Partners: Potsdam NY

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Provide service to community not available locally

What planning process preceded the sharing? Coordination with Fire Dept and District

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? Contract

Challenges: Personalities

Benefits: Life support

Impact on budget: Minimal

Impact on labor: None

Impact on service: Excellent

Key contact: Town Supervisor