Kendall holding off ambulance decision until Dec. 6

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 November 2022 at 2:31 pm

KENDALL – The Kendall Town Board didn’t vote on Tuesday whether to approve a contract with Monroe Ambulance for EMS services.

Kendall town officials first want to talk with leaders of the two fire districts – Kendall and Morton.

Monroe Ambulance has proposed a one-year contract with Kendall for $18,000. Monroe would station in ambulance in Holley and Albion as part of the agreement. Right now, Monroe is the primary ambulance provider in Kendall, but Monroe doesn’t stage an ambulance in eastern Orleans County.

Mercy Flight EMS also wants to provide services for Kendall. Mercy Flight on Sunday took over the COVA operations in Albion and Hamlin. Kendall is next to Hamlin and Town Supervisor Tony Cammarata wants to see how Mercy Flight’s close presence in Hamlin could impact services in Kendall.

“This is an expedition that no one thought we would be doing,” Cammarata said. “We want to do the right thing for our people.”

Kendall will next meet on Dec. 6.