The board of SOVAC suspended all operations of the ambulance squad and Menter Ambulance in Fulton has taken over providing ambulance service in the Central Square area on February 13, 2017. Menters service area for Central Square includes much of southern Oswego County and the north side of Oneida Lake, including the fire districts of Central Square, Hastings, West Monroe and Caughdenoy.
In early January 2017, the board of directors for Menter (Southern Oswego Volunteer Ambulance Corps.) said it was contracting with Menter for six months to run the business side of the ambulance service. SOVAC President at the time said SOVAC had top-notch emergency medical technicians and paramedics, but had no one with business experience to run the business side of the operation. He also said in January that SOVAC’s board had done a study to see where the ambulance service should head in the next five to 10 years. Some options were having an emergency management services person work for SOVAC who also has a background in business, having a separate business manager with no medical background who would run all business aspects of SOVAC, or having Menter take over all operations at SOVAC. Menter said Feb. 14 that everything is operating exactly the same as when SOVAC was the area’s ambulance squad. He said residents will see no change in service. Menter is operating out of SOVAC’s former building in Central Square.In fact, Menter said his company is leasing the former SOVAC building right now and “the long-term goal is to purchase the site.”
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