Brookline hires investigator to look into Ambulance Department

BROOKLINE – The town has hired an outside investigator to look at the Brookline Ambulance Service, Town Administrator Tad Putney said Tuesday.

“I can confirm that a third-party review is underway at the Ambulance Service,” Putney said.

Putney declined to answer any detailed questions about the probe, such as who the town hired to conduct the investigation, how much money the town was spending on the investigation or when the investigation started.

Putney also declined to answer questions about any ambulance employees who might now be

on leave of some kind during the investigation.

The Brookline Ambulance Service is a municipal nonprofit service providing ambulance coverage for Brookline and Mason.

While mostly staffed by volunteers, Brookline does have two paid staffers, Director Lee Duval and Paramedic Janice Watt.

Duval could not be reached for comment on Tuesday. She has been with Brookline since 1994, starting as a paramedic, before eventually becoming the service director.

She also worked for the Wilton Ambulance Service as a paramedic starting in 1985. Duval retired from the Wilton service in May of this year.

Damien Fisher can be reached at 594-1245 or or @Telegraph_DF.