Officials in Ledyard, Conn., want to make changes to their volunteer ambulance service due to missed calls and long response times.
Town officials say the volunteer ambulance service just takes too long to respond to calls. The town uses a paid service durig the week but relies on volunteers at night and on weekends.
"Our current ambulance service isn't properly servicing our residents," said one official.
This week, officials voted to explore paid ambulance services, which would be a first step in ending a 45-year relationship with the Ledyard Volunteer Emergency Squad.
A spokesman for the volunteer service say they're working on resolving the issues, some of which are caused by challenges for volunteers who work out of town and are harder to attract.