Fire department becomes NY city's primary ambulance service
Mayor Scott Johnson cast the only vote against the measure
By Lee Coleman
The Daily Gazette
ALBANY, N.Y. — The City Council has voted in favor of the city Fire Department becoming the city's primary ambulance service, replacing a non-profit service that is running out of money.
The decision came late Tuesday night after a five-hour City Council meeting that featured a two-hour workshop, during which members of the public spoke for and against allowing the Fire Department to get into the ambulance business.