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A communications tower is to be built in Stony Brook, New York, which will bring paid emergency medical technicians to the Stony Brook Fire District. Not only will this reduce the response times of the officials, it will enhance the care responders are able to provide to the residents. Bringing EMTs to the district will cost about $75,000 a year but the money will be provided by the revenue generated by the cell phone tower that will be built at the Stony Brook Fire Station.
Christine Sampson, editor of the Three VillagePatch, reported, “While the tower serves primarily to boost communication within the fire district, it also has the capability to enhance cell phone service in the area, meaning private companies can contract with the district to purchase bandwidth.”
With this increased cell phone service, the EMTs will be able to respond to emergencies quicker and provide better protection for the residents of the community. The Stony Brook Fire Department often relies on volunteers, but most of the volunteers work between the hours of 6am and 5pm. Bringing paid EMTs to the community will increase the number of officials available during working hours that the volunteers aren’t able to cover.