GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. – Nearly half of the employees at a local ambulance service walked off the job this week.
According to the Tobin Cash, the President of the Board of the Ambulance Service of Fulton County, 20 employees walked off the job on Tuesday evening. He explains that the walk out was due to accusations of financial problems and safety concerns, but that those accusations are unfounded.
“That, I think, exacerbated the situation. We don't have any financial problems. We're solvent,” said Cash.
Despite losing those employees, Cash says they have adequate staffing levels and are responding to all calls.
He says that following the walkout, a new interim manager was appointed. He also explained that they’ve had part-time or freelance employees fill the vacancies so they're prepared to respond to all calls
As an added measure of protection, the Gloversville Mayor confirms the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps was put on standby.
Cash confirms his company had been in talks with GAVAC to merge but those talks broke down a few weeks ago.
The mayor says GAVAC came to him Tuesday to express interest in taking over for the ambulance service of Fulton County. It's something he tells me he's willing to consider.
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