State Senator Pam Helming recently honored the Victor-Farmington Ambulance Corps for 50 years of committed emergency care service in Ontario County. As the area experienced growth and navigated challenges like the pandemic, the ambulance service remained steadfast in providing essential emergency response and transportation.
As the state witnesses a decline in emergency service volunteers and fewer considering it as a career choice, Senator Helming has been at the forefront of initiatives to combat this trend. She’s been instrumental in the establishment of the state’s Rural Ambulance Services Task Force and has spearheaded efforts introducing legislation promoting youth training programs. Additionally, she is examining the extension of EMS training via BOCES and has co-sponsored a bill urging insurers to directly compensate ambulance providers promptly. “I will continue to advocate for the resources and backing needed for our emergency services to operate efficiently and securely,” Senator Helming asserted.
Jared Palmer, CEO of Victor-Farmington Ambulance, expressed his gratitude to both past and present members, stating, “Without them, our presence today would be impossible.” He further emphasized the organization’s mission to offer exceptional emergency medical service by leveraging advanced training and the latest technology. Palmer also acknowledged Senator Helming’s continued advocacy, thanking her for championing emergency medical services both locally and statewide.
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