Madawaska Ambulance Service to extend coverage area to Grand Isle
MADAWASKA, Maine — The Madawaska Board of Selectmen approved to move forward with an ambulance service contract with the town of Grand Isle at a special Board of Selectmen meeting held at noon on Thursday, June 25.
Madawaska Town Manager Gary Picard gave a sample agreement to the town of Grand Isle to review so they could decide whether to proceed with a contract with Madawaska. When Picard received positive feedback, he took the agreement to the Madawaska Board of Selectmen, which approved the agreement to move forward.
Servicing Grand Isle will not bring an additional cost to the town of Madawaska. In fact, that money counts as a revenue, according to Director of the Madawaska Ambulance Service Eric Cyr.
The Grand Isle Board of Selectmen signed the three-year agreement on June 26 in which they agreed to pay $8,067 per year to the town of Madawaska for 24/7 ambulance service.
The total was determined based on an average of 30 calls per year.
Right now, the Madawaska Ambulance services Frenchville and St. Agatha for the same fee and brings in a revenue of $99,052 through town agreements as well as patient and insurance billing. With an estimated 30 more calls per year with the Grand Isle contract, Madawaska officials expect a total annual revenue of $134,011 from all ambulance service contracts.