COUNTY AMBULANCES CALLED INTO OTTAWA LEAVES VALLEY SHORT HANDED 2/9/2018 11:43:31 AM
Blame it on the flu sweeping Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley. Renfrew County Paramedic Chief Mike Nolan says recently, another instance of the County's ambulances being called out to Ottawa left six of their vehicles on the road to the Nation's capital, with only four resting in the county to attend to local calls.
Nolan says the situation has eased somewhat from what was reported several months ago, and there are now mutual agreements in place between the counties surrounding the capital city and this week's ambulance absence is the exception rather than the rule. The Paramedic Chief says there's a back-story, in that the Champlain LHIN has provided additional funding and community paramedics are now trained to switch gears and fill in for first responders where necessary.