Friday, April 19, 2013
The emergency service provider began serving the borough on April 15.
Trappe Amblulance started covering Phoenixville Borough earlier this week, after Phoenixville Council unanimously voted to award the contract for emergency service provider to the local operation. According to Phoenixville Borugh meeting minutes, a request for proposal for Emergency Medical Services Provider was authorized to go out in September, and the decision was made to award the contract in March. Phoenixville Patch reported that there were ongoing issues between Phoenixville Borough and its previous provider, West End Fire Co. The Mercury reported that Trappe would take over coverage on April 15 out of Station 65 on Church Street. Trappe Ambulance also provides service for the Perkiomen Valley, Limerick, Upper Providence, Lower …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Last month the borough council tapped Trappe to take over from West End.
Trappe Ambulance will officially begin taking all EMS calls in the borough on April 15, councilman David Gautreau has confirmed to the Times Herald. Last month, the borough council voted unanimously to replace West End Fire Co., the previous EMS provider in Phoenixville, with Trappe Ambulance. Trappe, according to the Herald, will serve Phoenixville from station 65 on Church Street.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Trappe Ambulance will take over EMS service in the borough as soon as April 1.
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. On October 9, 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, …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The fire company posted a letter in Patch last month suggesting the borough compromised residents' safety. On Tuesday, the council answered back.
At Tuesday’s borough council meeting, a visibly agitated vice president Michael Speck said he was “deeply offended” by the tone and the content of a letter the West End Fire Company submitted to Phoenixville Patch late last month. In the letter, which was published on Patch on October 25, the fire company’s board of directors alleged that owing to council’s actions “the borough’s ability to provide fire service has been seriously compromised in the last decade.” The letter came on the heels of the council’s unanimous decision at its October 9 meeting to take bids for a new EMS provider. The council cited dissatisfaction with the job West End had done in that capacity. Speck, speaking from his seat during the November 13 meeting, said it …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
In an open letter, the fire co. said the borough's ability to respond to a fire has been seriously diminished in recent years.
Citing dissatisfaction with the West End Fire Company’s EMS service, the Phoenixville Borough Council voted unanimously at its October 9 meeting to begin taking bids for a new provider. The council left the door open for West End to retain its contract—councilmember David Gautreau indicated the company’s bid, should they submit one, would be considered—but the impression was left that the borough would seek to replace the company, as Spring City had done. In response to the council’s decision, the company’s board of directors submitted a 1,600 word open letter to Phoenixville Patch on October 23. In this response, the company called the council’s charge that the borough was without adequate coverage on Labor Day “misleading,” accused …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Dissatisfied with the West End Fire Co.'s performance, the borough will seek bids.
With the West End Fire Company floundering, the Phoenixville Borough Council voted unanimously at its October 9 meeting to shop for a new EMS provider, The Times Herald is reporting. According to the paper, councilman David Gautreau said the borough has grown displeased with the fire company’s EMS performance, citing a Labor Day incident and the fact that Spring City has already abandoned West End in favor of another provider. He added that West End promised their truck to the Phoenixville Fire Department, but did not honor the deal. Ron Sigismonti Jr., West End’s new ambulance coordinator, was present at the meeting. He acknowledged the service issues that have plagued the company, but said they can be rectified. “I realize it’s not a …