|From left to right: Johnny Cruz, Karen Van Why (Captain), Tracy Luisser, Pat Hogan, Susan Lischner and Mindy George|
"Hanover had been doing a great job for us for many years, and we felt they could still continue doing a good job for us," explained Supervisor Glenn Walbert, who was part of a committee reviewing different agencies. "We wanted transparency of the finances of the operation to insure that when we buy an ambulance, they will be there to use it," he added, noting that the Volunteer Fire Company has had an excellent working relationship with the Township.
Addressing six black tea-shirted EMS members in the audience, Chairman John Diacogiannis complimented them and Walbert for taking the time to hammer out an agreement. "It seems like it took a long time, but good things take time," he said.
There are currently 8 career EMTs at Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Company, who are supplemented by around 20 volunteers. Led by Karen Van Why, its two ambulances responded to 895 calls this year, as of June 30.