According to a report from NorthJersey.com, North Haledon, New Jersey, officials plan to sell the former headquarters of the ambulance corps after their ultimatum to its volunteers that they had one month to resurrect the squad was not met.
The main issue that led to the corps’ demise was a lack of trained emergency medical technicians. The Paterson (NJ) Fire Department now answers all of the borough’s emergency calls.
On Monday, the Borough Council is expected to award a contract to an auction house to facilitate the sale of the 2,500-square-foot building on Belmont Avenue.
Amy Guido, the ambulance squad’s most recent president, did not respond to a call on Wednesday.
Despite the situation, the ambulance corps has more time to reestablish itself. The borough gave volunteers a 30-day window of opportunity when its attorney, Michael DeMarco, sent a letter to Guido on October 15. This letter stated that the borough intended to end its agreement for emergency medical services with the ambulance corps because it “failed to perform” in a “reasonably competent manner.” The pact had been in place since the squad was formed in 2011.