HOULTON, Maine – Several communities in northern Maine are bracing for the possibility that the cost of their ambulance services will be going up, according to a report.
The Aroostook County commissioners discussed possible fee increases with Caribou Region Ambulance Services at a meeting this week, according to the Bangor Daily News.
Paul Bernier, community service director for Aroostook County, told commissioners the city of Caribou wants a new formula based on population.
The fee for one town was $5,244 last year. Should the new changes go forward, it would skyrocket to $41,500 next year, he said.
“My budget certainly can’t handle that,” Bernier said.
Read more of the report here.