WHATELY, Mass. (WGGB) – The vote on whether or not Whately would get an ambulance service finally passed Tuesday night.
This plan has been in the works for more than two years.
Whately is one of three communities who needs to vote on this regional ambulance proposal. Town Clerk Lynn Sibley said it was an overwhelming majority that voted yes.
Selectman Jonathan Edwards said this would give Whately residents easier access to emergency medical vehicles.
“What will be created from this is a 24 hour, seven day a week, fulltime paramedic ambulance service that provides for people’s needs whenever they need an ambulance,” said Edwards. “If you’re having a heart attack, if you’re having a stroke, or even if you’re having chest pains…every minute counts.”
Both Deerfield and Sunderland will vote later this month.