Members of the Monroe Lions Club recently learned about Monroe Volunteer EMS operations from Donald Smith, EMS chief, and Dennis Condon, EMS Commission chairman.
After defining the roles of various Emergency Medical Service responders, Smith discussed how the EMS received its own on-site paramedics last year. This means the agency no longer primarily depends on private companies from outside of Monroe.
Condon noted that the Monroe EMS receives $30,000 annually from the town.
The EMS offers 24/7 response service from the Jockey Hollow Fire Station, but space there is limited and outdated.
EMS accepts monetary donations
Donations can be made directly to the Monroe EMS to support the upgrade of its equipment and future facilities.
The Monroe Lions Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday nights of the month. To get a brochure on the club’s services, call Lions Recording Secretary Diane Novick at 203-452-1206.