A second emergency first responder vehicle from Stony Brook University Hospital will be operating in the area starting Monday, the university announced in a press release.
The new vehicle operated by Stony Brook paramedics will help Greenport, Orient and East Marion fire departments by giving them added emergency medical response coverage between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, which is when many local volunteers work outside of the area.
The arrangement will not replace existing fire departments’ roles and will provide additional EMS services when local volunteers are unavailable, officials said.
The first responder program was recently developed in partnership with the six North Fork fire departments. The Mattituck, Cutchogue and Southold areas are already covered by a Stony Brook first responder vehicle, which started in February.
Photo: (Credit: Stony Brook University Hospital)