December 18, 2010 at 2:24 PM
A Port Moody ambulance station to be relocated
Paramedics will have to remain "mobile" in the area during re-location with no home station to go back to
Yuliya Talmazan Dec 18, 2010 16:47:37 PM
PORT MOODY (NEWS1130) - Some Port Moody paramedics aren't too happy about the relocation of their current station. It's being moved to a new Riverview location, leaving them temporarily stuck in their vehicles with no station to go back to and rest in between calls.
Michael Sanderson with BC Ambulance says despite the move, he does not expect response times to be affected. "It's a change in behavior, a change in practices, but I think, in terms of actual service to the public, we're all going to be in agreement that the way to make sure we provide good response times to the public is to stay in that area."
He says although no staff will be laid off and their fleet of vehicles will remain the same, the paramedics aren't satisfied with the transition plans. "They are not going back to an ambulance station and resting in between calls or doing other types of activities. They're going to have to remain in the vehicles and mobile in the area."
He says the city of Port Moody is making them leave their old station for redevelopment work.