New Berlin FD restarts ambulance service

NEW BERLIN The New Berlin Fire Department will now offer emergency transportation to local hospitals with the addition of an ambulance and a newly-created emergency management service.

Discussions between the village, the Town of New Berlin and the Town of Columbus in mid-January resulted in the purchase an ambulance. The $127,000 purchase includes a heart monitor upgrade, stretcher and other professional grade equipment.

The emergency managment service carries an estimated annual operational budget of $35,000. Another $5,000 is estimated for supplies and an additional back-up fund containing $3,000 is available for unexpected costs.

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