Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson [D-Newburgh] presented a check in the amount of $217,000 to the Town of Newburgh Emergency Medical Services Inc. [TONEMS] to help in the pursuit of a new state of the art ambulance to be added to their fleet.
In his opening remarks, Jacobson recognized the work between his office and TONEMS Executive Director Christopher Napolitano and Chief Bryan Williams in bringing in a new state of the art ambulance rig to their station. This ambulance will have a load system that will help reduce injuries to patients who are being transported. “They explained what they needed, they were saying that they have three ambulances but two are usually in the shop, and which cost them a lot of money. And that puts a lot of wear and tear on the one remaining one,” said Jacobson. “This was an important investment in our community.”
“We had a great meeting, it was very informative on both sides of how the process looks. Within weeks, we were able to get paperwork started and rolling, and went through the whole process in his office,” said Napolitano. “Assemblyperson Jacobson was there for us during COVID. And, you know, when he came here to drop off supplies to us, he said, you know, if there’s anything you need in your travels, let me know, reach out and that’s exactly what we did,” said Williams. “He truly meant what he said when he offered his help.”
According to Napolitano, the ambulance itself is still being constructed and built and going through certain background checks and work. The anticipated time period of when the ambulance should arrive would be by the end of next year or so.