The Brewster/Southeast Fire District was notified a little over a month ago that Ambulnz will no longer be providing a 24-hour Basic Life Support ambulance for the fire district. This decision led the board of fire commissioners and the Office of the Chief to establish the Brewster-Southeast EMS Inc.
With over 2,000 calls to date, Brewster is the busiest ambulance in Putnam County, and our goal is to provide the residents of Brewster and Southeast with the best possible pre-hospital medical care without relying on a third-party ambulance service. Brewster EMS will be run as a not-for-profit company.
Brewster Fire Chief Michael Miller felt very optimistic about the new EMS service. “The establishment of Brewster EMS was no easy feat, but we unanimously believed that the citizens of the Town of Southeast and the Village of Brewster not only deserve the best care we could provide to them but are entitled to it.”
Brewster EMS ambulances will be staffed by two highly trained EMTs 24 hours a days and 365 days a year. Brewster Fire volunteer EMTs will continue to supplement the career EMTs when available with additional calls in the district and different events. “This is a proud moment, and we’re beyond excited to be a part of this new chapter in Brewster Fire Department history,” said Miller.
The Brewster Fire Department would like to thank our previous EMS providers for their dedicated service over the years.