Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that will enable the Glens Falls Fire Department to continue operating an ambulance service, without interruption, announced Mayor John “Jack” Diamond.
The legislation, which Cuomo signed Wednesday, removes a requirement to prove “public need” in order for certain cities, including Glens Falls and Utica, to operate ambulance services.
Municipal ambulance services must still operate under state Department of Health standards.
“This bill ensures that our residents will continue to have access to the city’s dedicated team of professional first responders,” Diamond said in a press release.
State Sen. Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, D-Utica, sponsored the legislation in their respective houses.
Assemblyman Tony Jordan, R-Jackson, was a cosponsor.