Bucksport Considers Reorganizing Ambulance Service

BUCKSPORT — Town officials met Tuesday to discuss staffing shortages in the ambulance service and possible changes to remedy the situation.

Town Manager Roger Raymond said the town needs to make changes so that the staffing shortage doesn’t affect the quality of service Bucksport provides and to prevent full-time emergency service employees from becoming “burned out.”

“I think the most important service we offer besides education is good ambulance service,” Raymond said. “Our response time is still good.”

Raymond and Finance Director Debbie Fitzpatrick, as well as town councilors and Finance Committee members Mike Ormsby, Byron Vinton and Robert Howard, met with Fire Chief Craig Bowden and Assistant Emergency Services Director Chris Connor.

“I don’t think we disagree with anyone in the room that we need to do something different,” Bowden said.

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