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EMS Service

In late spring 2008 the membership of the Fruitland Volunteer Fire Company voted to explore the feasibility, estimate cost and building modifications required to start an ambulance service.

This committee reported back to the membership their findings and felt that was something that could be done. The membership then voted to go ahead with organizing for Emergency Medical Service. An Ambulance Committee was appointed and held their first meeting in August. From the Beginning the committee decided that the service would be equal to or better than our present service from Salisbury. The service would be Advanced Life Support with a Paramedic and EMT-B on duty twenty four hours and day every day of the year.
Meetings were held three and four times per month gathering information on how to initiate the service, equipment needed, hiring of personnel and the purchase of the ambulances. It was decided to set a start date of July 1st 2009 to coincide with the expiration of the Ambulance Agreement for the Fruitland Area between the City of Salisbury and Wicomico County.
Two Ambulances were secured and then the equipment and supplies were ordered. Employment applications were put on our website with copies at Fruitland City Hall and in the Firehouse. Seventy Six Applicants were received. Qualifications and references were checked and then interviews were given to prospective employees. Twenty One Full and Part Time employees were hired.
Service began on July First 2009 at 7:00AM with a short opening ceremony and ribbon cutting. In the first two months of operation the service has run one hundred thirty five calls. The service expects to do in excess of seven hundred runs in the first full year of operation. The members of Fruitland Volunteer Fire Company are pleased to be able to provide this service to Fruitland and surrounding areas.

 

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Fruitland Volunteer Fire Company
104 E. Main Street
P.O. Box 70
Fruitland, MD 21826
(410)749-9421

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