City sees effect of Superior cuts

NORWICH – Six months after Superior Ambulance announced it would be cutting service in Chenango County by two-thirds, the City of Norwich is feeling the effect of the company’s decreased service.

“So far this year, we’ve had 83 calls for service outside of our fire district,” said Sixth Ward Alderman Robert Jeffrey at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Finance and Personnel Committee. “Over the course of the year, that will be 166 calls. We can’t continue doing this.”

According to reports compiled by Police and Fire Chief Joseph Angelino and City Finance Director William Roberts, the Norwich Fire Department has responded to 15 ambulance calls in the Sherburne area so far this year. Last year, the department responded to a total of five calls in that area.

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