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Conn. town to reimburse volunteer responders for gas

They will get 75 cents for every $1 spent on gas when responding to calls in private vehicles

By EMS1 Staff

NEW MILFORD, Conn. — New Milford volunteer responders will soon get reimbursed for the expense of gas too fires and emergency calls.

The town council approved $15,000 in tax rebates to defray the cost, the NewsTimes reports. 

There are 41 eligible members of from both fire and EMS, and 100 responses must be met to qualify for the rebate. It will reimburse 75 cents of every $1 spent on gas in private vehicles to respond to calls. 

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Jason Porter Jason Porter Friday, June 13, 2014 8:31:00 PM So who brings the truck to the scene then?
Vinnie Zappacosta Vinnie Zappacosta Friday, June 13, 2014 8:57:51 PM It says nothing about respond to the scene it says to calls. Meaning from home or work to the fire station. However some stations with large response areas work that way. Members respond to the scene and usually a paid driver brings the apparatus.
Bruce Berin Bruce Berin Saturday, June 14, 2014 7:48:10 AM Is that only to the call? And how will they determine that a 1 gallon of fuel was used compared to what was used for personal use? Average vehicle burns 15 MPG.. Will that be removed from any other stiphen..
Scott Crittenden Scott Crittenden Saturday, June 14, 2014 8:31:31 AM Guess they weren't smart enough to be writing it off already!
Annamarie Cwikla Annamarie Cwikla Saturday, June 14, 2014 11:03:00 AM If it is anything like our department. We get comp checks twice a year. It is actually for fuel. We receive a check twice a year. We get 1 point for going to the FH, 2 points for helping at the scene and 3 points for being on the ambulance and taking the patient to the hospital.

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