MIDDLEBOROUGH — Town Manager Robert Nunes and Chief Lance Benjamino are pleased to announce that the Town of Middleborough and the Middleborough Fire Department have signed a new three-year contract with Brewster Ambulance Service.
On Thursday, May 14, the Board of Selectmen voted to sign a three-year contract deal with Brewster Ambulance Service that will run from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023 at no cost to the town.
“The Town of Middleborough is pleased to share that we have extended the Middleborough Fire Department’s contract with Brewster Ambulance Service for the next three years,” Town Manager Nunes said. “This new contract increases the services they provide within our community and is at no cost to the town. Their assistance with our fire department’s everyday response to medical emergencies is invaluable to our residents, and we look forward to them continuing to assist our community over the next three years.”
The new contract includes an additional Advanced Life Support Ambulance to run out of the North Middleborough Fire Station, Emergency Medical Dispatching (EMD), Semi-Automatic External Defibrillators (SAED) for the town and fire department, emergency medical service (EMS) training for the police and fire departments, EMS scholarships and CPR classes for the community.
Brewster Ambulance Service has worked with the Middleborough Fire Department since 2011. Brewster provides 911 emergency ambulance services, transports, training for first responders and CPR classes for the Middleborough community. Their emergency ambulance support includes Advanced Life Support Ambulances (ALS) as well as back-up ambulances for emergency medical calls.
In 2014, Brewster Ambulance Service implemented Smart911 in conjunction with their EMS and ambulance services in the Town of Middleborough. Smart911 is a software database integration that provides first responders and EMS paramedics with critical patient information upon a 911 emergency call.
“We are extremely pleased to have negotiated a new contract that extends our working relationship with Brewster Ambulance Service for the next three years,” Chief Benjamino said. “Thanks to Brewster, the Middleborough Fire Department is able to provide exceptional response times and emergency medical services in our community. We look forward to another three years of providing unparalleled emergency response.”
The Middleborough Fire Department consists of seven paramedics and 27 EMTs alongside Brewster’s EMS providers.