Lanesborough fire department defends ambulance service

LANESBOROUGH — Members of the fire department presented self-calculated data to the Board of Selectmen in an effort to defend the continuation of a town ambulance service.

“We transport roughly 50 percent of the time,” P.J. Pannesco said, comparing the fire department-run ambulance service to that of competing county services. Pannesco is a former fire chief and is a member of the fire department’s Board of Directors.

Last year, the town’s ambulance service received 264 calls, according to Pannesco. Breaking down the total, Pannesco said that July was their most successful month.

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