[Adopted 5-23-1995 by Ord. No. 9395-4 (§§ 2-102 to 2-105 of the 1974 Code); amended in its entirety 5-24-2016]
Pursuant to Article VI, § C-610, of the Charter of the Town of Newington, the Town Council hereby establishes an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Committee consisting of seven members.
The Emergency Medical Service Committee shall consist of seven members. Members with a background in a public safety or a medical discipline would be preferred. The appointments shall be made so as to have a staggered membership. Three appointments shall expire in an odd-numbered year, and four appointments shall expire in an even-numbered year. Each member is to serve a full two-year term which shall expire on December 31. Each member shall serve without compensation. A quorum can only be achieved if at least four members are present.
The Committee shall have the following duties:
Recommend to the Town Council any changes in the local emergency medical service plan for the Town pursuant to PA 14-217 Section 19, (C.G.S. Section 19a-181b) to improve EMS services to the community. This includes all levels of EMS services from time of 911 call to arrival at hospital.
Emergency medical dispatch (EMD).
Emergency medical responder (EMR), including automatic external defibrillators (AED).
Basic level ambulance service (BLS).
Advanced level paramedic service (ALS).
EMS system objectives for one year, three years and five years; reviewed on a regular basis.
Monitor contractual service levels and make appropriate recommendations to the Town's provider(s) and the Town Council.
Oversee the ambulance firm providing service to the Town.
Recommend to the Town Manager any penalties due to poor performance as defined in the contract with the ambulance/paramedic firm serving the Town.
Adjudicate disputes related to EMS services.
Prepare budgetary requests to the Town Council.
Conduct public relations and public education programs on EMS service.
Make annual reports to the Town Council.
Have full discretion to expend funds within appropriations made to it by and within the accounting and purchasing procedures of the Town. The Committee may also accept donations which it shall be free to use as it deems necessary. It shall maintain records of its income and expenses and include this information as part of its annual report.
Adhere to all applicable regulations as may from time to time be established by the federal and state governments.