Alan Schwalberg, vice president of the Center for Emergency Medical Services at Northwell Health, made a PowerPoint presentation at the Jan. 11, board meeting about providing ambulance service within the village.
The current provision of services from Nassau County requires that a village police officer leave the scene and travel with the ambulance to the hospital, and the village loses the services of the officer for an extended period of time. From an operational perspective this loss of a patrol officer is no longer economical and lessens police coverage on our streets.
Trustees are considering alternatives and have begun discussing the possibility of entering into a service agreement with third parties. Another hospital is expected to make a presentation at a future Board of Trustees meeting. Trustees expect to make a decision within the next 45 days.