Lebanon, Milton chiefs sign off on mutual aid pact

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Lebanon Fire and EMS Chief Dan Meehan, left, and Milton Fire and Rescue Chief Nick Marique shake hands Monday after agreeing to a mutual aid pact that includes both fire and rescue calls. (Courtesy photo)

On Monday, after some six months of negotiations and fine-tuning, Milton and Lebanon fire and EMS chiefs agreed to implement an automatic mutual-aid agreement that will expedite ambulance service to parts of West Lebanon near the Milton line.

According to a Lebanon Fire and EMS press release, "This agreement will aid the citizens of Lebanon closer to Milton, both chiefs agreed that Milton can respond and be on scene within some parts of Lebanon before Lebanon Fire or EMS can due to the size of the town and location of the stations."

Not every call will warrant an automatic response from Milton but such fire calls as smoke or fire in a building, chimney fires, vehicle accident with injury and medical calls such as stroke, trauma, cardiac problems, will warrant Milton being dispatched automatically, meaning no official request from Lebanon will be necessary for Milton to dispatch.

There has always been a fire mutual agreement between Milton and Lebanon.

The press release indicates the two chiefs, Milton Fire and Rescue Nick Marique; and Lebanon Fire and EMS Dan Meehan, will now be advising Sanford Dispatch of the change so they can assist in the transition.

As in the past Lebanon will continue to provide mutual aid to Milton when needed.

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