Saturday, March 15, 2008

Round the Clock Emergency Services Now in Ave Maria, Florida

Ave Maria now has a medical clinic staffed during the week and emergency medical teams in town 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And residents know that you can't drive through town without seeing a sheriff driving by or the AMU security patrol making their rounds through the town. One more reason the people in Ave Maria find it such a great place to live. Here is an excerpt from the Naples News:
The first beneficiary of Collier County commissioners’ decision to bail out its Emergency Medical Services is Ave Maria. On Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. — the morning after the county ratified a budget amendment to stave off substantial cuts in emergency services — Collier EMS began staffing a transport unit with two medics 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the town’s new emergency services facility. EMS officials moved the unit from North Naples. The unit was waiting for a station to call its own and was previously working out of NCH’s North Naples Hospital, according to EMS Chief Jeff Page. Collier EMS will share the Ave Maria facility with firefighters from the Immokalee Fire District, which began a 12-hour daily shift in Ave Maria last month. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office provides police protection for the town, but does not have a staffed station on site.