ROTTERDAM, N.Y. – On
Monday, the town of Rotterdam took another step in selecting an emergency medical
services provider, as the town clerk's office opened for bids for the town
Bids are expected from
the privately owned Rotterdam Emergency Medical Services and Mohawk Ambulance.
On Thursday, a
special board meeting will hear from both companies on why they should be
Eleven paramedics in Rotterdam lost their jobs after the
town decided to use an outside company for emergency services. But of the part-time
employees let go by the town have all been offered part-time jobs by Rotterdam
Emergency Medical Services.
Weeks ago, residents spoke out in hopes that REMS would win
the bid to be the permanent EMS provider.