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Town of Philadelphia (population 1947)

Name of service/government operation: Indian River Ambulance Service

Form of sharing: supported by 3 Towns and 3 villages

Services affected: ambulance services

Year started: 2011

Partners: Town and Village of Philadelphia; Town and Village of Theresa; Town and Village of Antwerp

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): to provide 24/7 EMS service when volunteers are not able to

What planning process preceded the sharing? 2 years of meetings and discovery process

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? an annual contract for service

Challenges: to work cooperatively with several entities

Benefits: 1st quality EMT's at all times

Impact on budget: has been a savings; the service used to be with fire contract; better service for less money

Impact on labor: 1 full time paid EMT; volunteers fill in

Impact on service: much better service; We know there is someone who will come when needed

Key contact: Lance Ronas; or contact Cheryl Horton who will connect with Mr.Ronas