WOODSTOCK — The Woodstock First Responder Program, established 10 years ago, will be terminated next month due to lack of local EMT personnel, according to town officials.

The program, operated under the Woodstock Fire Department, has provided initial medical care in that town before PACE Ambulance could arrive. In addition to the staffing problem, now that PACE has a crew based in Woodstock the need for the program has “been significantly reduced,” according to a letter submitted to the Citizen from Fire Chief Kyle Hopps (see Page B1).

The termination will become effective Oct. 22. The decision was made at last week’s selectmen’s meeting.

The loss of the program does not affect the operation of the Woodstock Fire Department.

PACE will continue to provide coverage out of its Route 232 base. The ambulance service covers the towns of Woodstock, Greenwood and West Paris from that location.

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