Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Ambulance Service to Get $1 per Resident

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Ambulance Service to Get $1 per Resident

Article excerpt

Companies that had proposed taking over ambulance service in Wilkins advised the commissioners on Monday to stick with its existing service instead.

Commissioners unanimously approved a new deal with Woodland Hills Emergency Medical Services that will pay the ambulance service $1 per resident, or about $7,000.

The nonprofit, part professional, part volunteer ambulance company has been losing money. In July it notified Wilkins, Braddock Hills, Chalfant, Churchill and Forest Hills that it would have to charge them $2 per resident to supplement revenues from subscription drives and insurance billings. The ambulance service also closed its station in Wilkins and eliminated one of its daytime crews. As a result, said township Manager Rebecca Bradley, response times worsened. …

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