To the Editor:
After reading the article on the Ambulance Corps in the November 19 issue of the Weekly I’d like to comment on Advanced Life Support.
Nothing wrong with the name, but calling it ALS has a bad connotation. To most people the letters ALS mean Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
That was my first thought when I saw the headline. So maybe that’s just something for the Ambulance Corps to consider when calling it ALS.
Phil Freese, Old Forge
by Jay Lawson
The Town of Webb Board signed an agreement committing the town to partial funding of Advanced Life Support (ALS) services, to be administered by the Old Forge Ambulance Corps, starting on January 1, 2016.
Prior to the signing of the contract on Monday, November 16, the Board met with Ambulance Corps representatives to reach an understanding of the contract’s final details. Continue reading
by Jay Lawson
Dan Rivet has presented the Town of Webb Board with a contract for its consideration, pertaining to the Advanced Life Support (ALS) staffing arrangement that will start in Webb in January 2016.
He provided the contract at the Board’s Budget Hearing on Monday, November 2.
The contract was the result of negotiations between Old Forge Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Town of Webb Attorney Richard Frye, according to Rivet.