AFD provides ambulances to Amherst, Hadley, Leverett, Pelham & Shutesbury
This past weekend was not nearly as crazy as last weekend when AFD had to rely on NINE outside ambulances via mutual aid but three outside ambulances were required. So still not acceptable.
Interestingly the difference in total calls was only seven less going from 56 down to 49 but it was the timing of the calls, which is the problem with ETOH (overly drunk) incidents as they tend to come in clusters.
And staffing last weekend was only 8 compared to 11 this weekend. Thus demonstrating proper staffing makes all the difference.