WVN ALERT: Improving emergency service
- The selectmen will discuss a proposal to improve Advanced Life Support emergency service at their Jan. 22 meeting.
Meeting on Thursday instead of Monday because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the selectmen will convene at 7 p.m. The cablecast will be live as usual.
The selectmen heard a presentation from the Advanced LIfe Support Committee last week.
Two doctors on the committee strongly recommended that Wayland get started toward meeting accepted standards on emergency care. When a child is struck by a car or an adult suffers a heart attack, a quicker response time and pre-hospital care
by paramedics can make a vast difference in medical outcome, they said.
A detailed presentation is at http://www.waylandmass.us/ALS2009/ALScommReport2009.pdf.
WVN reported on deficiencies in emergency service. See: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/waylandvotersnetwork/message/299.
Discussion of the ALS proposal is scheduled to start about 8:30 p.m. The proposed budgets for the fire department and other departments will be discussed at the beginning the the meeting.
The selectmen will also hold a public hearing on the finances of WayCAM, the local volunteer non-profit that broadcasts government meetings and other local programming.