News Release

May 15, 2017      

For Further Information Contact:
Colleen Pillus
(845) 486-2000
E-mail: cpillus@dutchessny.gov


Dutchess County EMS Task Force to Host Public Forums to Present Findings and Recommendations from EMS Report

Poughkeepsie, NY….The Dutchess County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Task Force has announced it will host two public forums over the next several weeks to present the findings and recommendations of the EMS Task Force’s report, a data-intensive report outlining the current state of EMS in Dutchess County. The meetings will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Amenia Town Hall, located at 4988 Route 22 in the Town of Amenia, and on Thursday, June 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, located at 392 Creek Road in the Town of Hyde Park.

The report, released earlier this year, details the patchwork and fragmented system of EMS throughout the County, as well as the varying approaches from municipalities and fire districts regarding the provision of EMS.   Additionally, the extensive data reveals a wide range of cost structures, coverage ability and response times.   The report includes the task force’s immediate, short-term and long-term recommendations to improve and enhance EMS service in Dutchess County.

During the public forums, members of the EMS Task Force will present their findings, conclusions of the report and provide a review of the data for the entire county. Additionally, members will present the recommendations and next steps as described in the report. The EMS Task Force will continue to work with the fire and EMS communities, local municipalities, and the public to develop solutions that are patient centered, reliable, consistent, affordable, and sustainable.

Learn more about the Dutchess County EMS Task Force and view their full report and additional findings.

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