A Bohemia-based medical transportation company is looking to open an ambulette service in Hampton Bays.
The owners of Emergency Ambulance Service hope to put the station at 230 East Montauk Highway, and the company is already doing business in the area. At a Southampton Town Planning Board meeting last week, CEO Randy Wolmart explained that his company has contracts with local hospitals, nursing homes and individuals to transport patients between their homes and medical facilities for treatment.
The company would convert a former auto repair shop into a small offshoot of the flagship office in Bohemia. The building in Hampton Bays has enough space for four ambulances and trucks, and paramedics and emergency medical technicians would park their cars at the garage and take the ambulances to the pick-up point, with no sirens expected to be used in the area. The business would also have a small office staff.
Currently, according to Mr. Wolmart, the company holds contracts from the Queens/Nassau border all the way to Montauk. The new location, he explained, would make it possible to have more opportunities in eastern Suffolk. Mr. Wolmart said it has been difficult to get drivers for East Hampton and Montauk runs, but that with the Hampton Bays station, the company could hire local drivers and operate the service.
Although the final site plan for the property has not been approved, the Planning Board did authorize immediate roof and siding repairs to secure the building for winter. The applicants are due back before the board in January.