Small Town Summit?participants have been leaders in supporting legislation which will allow our towns to have one EMT and one First Responder on ambulance runs instead of following the usual two-EMT minimum rule. Many of our communities are too small to have the sufficient pool of volunteers at the EMT level. The concern is that if two EMTs are required, our towns will not be able to answer calls putting the health and lives of our residents in danger.
Senator Adam Hinds has asked us to support?Senate Bill?S2446, which?allows small towns to have one EMT and one First Responder on an ambulance. Though this effort also?is included in the health bill, S2446 allows consideration separately from the entire health bill.
We urge the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing to pass this important legislation and sent it on to its respective legislative bodies.?Please send emails or call committee co-chairs Senator James Welch (617-722-1660, ?James.Welch@masenate.gov) and Representative Jeffrey Roy (617-722-2430,?Jeffrey.Roy@mahouse.gov) to voice your support for Senate Bill S2446.