The Boxford Select Board has created a new committee to assess the Town’s 3-tiered emergency response program and to identify strategies to improve service through efficiencies and reduced emergency response times to meet the current and future needs of Boxford. The Emergency Response Advisory Committee (ERAC) will include our Public Safety Team; specifically, Fire Chief Brian Geiger, Police Chief Jim Riter, and Director of Communications Warren Gould. There will also be a representative from the Select Board and one from the Finance Committee, as well as four at-large residents.
ERAC will conduct a comprehensive analysis that will be data-driven. When available, data will be accessible to the public through this website. Below is some preliminary data on the response times for the Town’s two ambulance providers, Atlantic, for the east sections of Boxford, and Trinity/Pridestar, for the west sections of Boxford. Residents can also visit the Medical Response Pilot program for Boxford Fire Department response times: boxfordma.gov/medical-response-pilot-program. The Department's EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians) and First Responders arrive to an emergency ahead of the transporting ambulance to provide patient care.
The Town held a Public Safety Information Meeting on Wednesday, October 25th for residents interested in learning about our police, fire, and communications/dispatch departments, specifically the Town’s 3-tiered response program. Please use this link to access the presentation, or to watch a recording of the meeting.