HUBBARD City and township will get emergency response unit

HUBBARD -- A medical emergency response unit is being formed to serve the city and township.
Robert Paterniti, director of the city department of public service, has called an organization meeting for 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at City Hall.
Those qualified as emergency medical technicians, first responders and paramedics are asked to attend.
Paterniti said he would like to see the unit operating in about six months.
He said the unit will be housed and dispatched from the police department.
During a medical emergency, he explained, the volunteers will be alerted. They will go to the police station, pick up a vehicle containing equipment and supplies and go to the scene to stabilize a patient until a commercial ambulance arrives.
Four members of the volunteer fire department have completed emergency medical training. There are members of the fire department who live in Hubbard and are available during their off hours who could volunteer, Paterniti said.
"There's a lot to be done," Paterniti said.

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