Ludlow EMS Coordinator Speaks to Rotary Club

 

Carl Matteson, Coordinator of the Ludlow Emergency Services, recently spoke to the Ludlow Rotary Club (LRC) regarding the work of that group in providing ambulance services to the Ludlow, Cavendish, Proctorsville, and Plymouth communities.  He noted that in the past year, ambulance services were provided over 800 times. 

 

In describing the areas services, he indicated that Ludlow represented the largest volume of calls.  However, contrary to common beliefs, he indicated that Winter ski season accidents were not the most frequent calls.  Noting that the area serviced has seen a major increase in the "graying" of the areas population, service of non-skiing incidents represent the most frequent usage of the ambulance services.

 

Carl also stressed that from the 1990's through the past year, the EMS had been a totally self-funded organization, requiring no taxpayer support.  However, with increased demand for the services and fewer volunteers to particpate in the EMS, the cost of running the EMS was climbing while revenue supporting it was slowly declining.

 

Picture above are, from left to right, Carl Matteson and Barbara LeMire, LRC President.  LRC meets for lunch on most Tuesdays at 12:15 pm at DJ's Restaurant