On behalf of all Laflin Borough Officials, we would like to extend a warm welcome to you.
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As of 4/1/2023 Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance & Rescue will be the primary ambulance service provider for Laflin Borough. This will include basic life support and advance paramedic EMS services. Calls requested through Luzerne Co. 911 Communication Center will be routed to Greater Pittston Regional Ambulances as the 1st due EMS units. Plains Ambulance will become the 2nd due ALS unit.
AS ALWAYS …… Dial 911 in case of an emergency.
Residents will receive mail notices from Pittston Ambulance in the next few months. __________________________________________________________________________
Message from Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance:
The Laflin Borough Council has recently appointed the Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance to be the primary EMS provider/ambulance service for Laflin. We are very excited to serve Laflin. Laflin was a charter community upon our Organization’s founding back in 1952, so we are very excited to return to serve one of our original communities, and provide prompt, quality, safe, and reliable EMS care.
We are a community-based non-profit organization. We maintain two stations, including our headquarters in downtown Pittston. We have multiple professional crews on duty 24 hours a day. We provide advanced life support (paramedic service) along with basic life support care, with a fleet of seven ambulance units, along with multiple support vehicles. We have special operations resources and capabilities, and look forward to working hand-in-hand with your Laflin Volunteer Fire Company.
As a particular interest to residents, we are pleased to offer our annual subscription program. This program allows you to subscribe to our ambulance service for a small annual fee. If ambulance service is needed, any charges not covered by your health insurance plan will be waived.
In this informational packet, we are providing you with the opportunity to subscribe to our service. We have several different subscription plans to fit the needs of your family. Your subscription not only protects your family any time that you need ambulance service, but also serves as a needed revenue source for our organization to allow us to continue to ensure our financial stability.
As a non-profit provider that relies on no taxpayer funds to operate, we continue to depend on you to support our mission. We ask that you consider subscribing to our organization to ensure that there will be a well-equipped, staffed community-based non-profit ambulance serving the Borough for many years to come.
Williams Transco has started tree cutting along the right-of-way for the gas pipeline in Laflin Borough. Williams REL representatives will be at our next council meeting on April 11th to answer any questions for residents. Contact the borough office or Patrick McClusky, Williams Transco REL 908-930-6627 or Patrick.J.McClusky@williams.com before the meeting.
A larger route map is available at the borough building if anyone is having trouble viewing the smaller maps posted here or on the website.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave approval to cut trees along the route but must give final approval and Notice to Proceed in April before actual construction on the gas line begins.
Tentative Schedule if FERC Approval is Obtained:
Tree Clearing along the Route in Laflin & Surrounding Communities –March
Gas Pipeline Construction – starting in April or May
Continued Construction with Truck Traffic – May to September/October
Estimated Completion – November 2023.
Once tree clearing starts, the Creekside Community Park walking track and ballfields will be temporarily closed during tree felling work but will reopen until gas line construction begins. The lower playground at Creekside Park will remain open to the public. In the interest of safety and security the footbridge will be closed when the ballfield/walking track is closed. The park will be closed for the duration of work once the gas pipeline is started.
UPDATE to Prior Post from February 10, 2023
Williams Transco representatives will postpone attending the Laflin Borough Council Meeting until the April 11th meeting due to the pending weather and still pending FERC approval.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) could give final approval and Notice to Proceed this Thursday.
Tentative Schedule if FERC Approval is Obtained:
Tree Clearing along the Route in Laflin & Surrounding Communities – March
Gas Pipeline Construction – starting in April
Continued Construction with Truck Traffic – April to September/October
Estimated Completion – November 2023
Once tree clearing starts, the Creekside Community Park walking track and ballfields will be CLOSED FOR 2023. The lower playground at Creekside Park will remain open to the public. In the interest of safety and security the footbridge will be closed along with access to the track area. The park will be closed for the duration of work once started. The park will reopen with improvements as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.”