Phoenixville has a new EMS provider.
At Tuesday’s meeting, the borough council voted 7-0 to award Trappe Ambulance a three-year contract to replace West End Fire Co., The Mercury is reporting.
The vote marked the end of what had grown to be a rocky relationship between the borough and the EMS provider.
citing dissatisfaction with West End’s service, the borough voted unanimously to shop for a new provider, but said it would keep the door open for West End to retain the contract.
On October 23, West End responded, writing an open letter that accused the borough government of, among other charges, “compromising” the safety of Phoenixville residents by diminishing fire-fighting capabilities. At the next borough council meeting, vice president Michael Speck called the allegations “malicious.”
At any rate, both parties will now move on.
Councilman David Gautreau told the Mercury that Tuesday’s vote came down to Trappe Ambulance and Uwchlan Ambulance. Gautreau added that Trappe could take over as soon as April 1.