Officials get FAME EMS for services

Township voices varied concerns

REEDSVILLE — Brown Township supervisors announced during a public meeting Wednesday they intend to enter into a $25,000 contract with FAME EMS to provide services to the township that previously were provided by Milroy EMS.

The township supervisors did not originally have an agreement to pay Milroy EMS, which does receive funding from Armagh Township, which it also serves.

“There’s nothing on the books,” James Peachey, the Brown Township vice chairman said.

Brown Township community members shared concerns regarding taxpayer contributions to the township’s new contract with FAME EMS.

One community member present claimed that the township supervisors had an opportunity to make residents happy with their emergency services decision but did not. Another expressed confusion regarding the supervisors’ decision to pay FAME EMS when Brown Township received free service from Milroy EMS in the past.

Milroy EMS asked Brown Township to provide funding for service, claiming that slightly more than half its response calls are to Brown Township residents.

Supervisors assured the public that the contract with FAME EMS will cost only $25,000 with no hidden fees, while Milroy EMS had no existing contract. Chairman Kay Hamilton said that townhip supervisors would have paid Milroy EMS if proper contract negotations took place.

Brown Township Supervisors meet again at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Brown Township municipal building in Reedsville and normally convene at 7 p.m. on the first and third Monday of every month.


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