The East Windsor Ambulance Association provides paramedic advanced life support ambulance service. With a staff of over 50 Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians licensed with 6 ambulances, and 3 paramedic intercept vehicles we answer over 2400 requests for emergency medical service. Ambulances are staffed, each with a Paramedic and an Emergency Medical Technician, 24 hours per day 7 days per week. Our entire paramedic service is provided at little cost to the taxpayers. The community provides, at no cost, a facility, utilities, and a communications network. There is NO direct taxpayer funding provided. The association is responsible for all other costs such as liability, vehicle, and workers compensation insurance, vehicle fuel, vehicle and equipment purchases, information technology systems, medical supplies, vehicle repairs, and all employee payroll.
Emergency Medical Services are evolving at a tremendous pace. Many communities are looking for ambulance services that can provide advanced level paramedic service at no cost to the communities, (zero bid agreements). We have been able to do just that. Competitive bidding in many communities is going to drive many changes in EMS systems throughout the state. Changes in regulations now provide municipalities the tools to reach out to other system models. Some have already eliminated their longstanding medical services. Smaller EMS systems must look forward and protect their system from for-profit commercial services offering "pie in the sky deals" to your town leaders by considering consolidation with other non-profit services. The East Windsor Ambulance is eager to build this relationship with any similar type service.
In addition, the East Windsor Ambulance can provide EMS system consultative assistance, competitive patient billing, crew schedule services, ambulance contractual crew staffing, crew payroll services, and temporary ambulance leasing. Please feel free to contact EMS Chief Thomas Clynch to discuss any of these ideas.
We look forward to working with any community or EMS system to build better EMS systems in Connecticut.