The first day of the Muncie city ambulance service kicked off Monday morning with a busy day of calls, but questions remain because of contracts that are not finalized.
MFD started using its own ambulances Monday in much of Muncie, taking over duties from Delaware County EMS. MFD responded to three runs right off the bat, Fire Chief Eddie Bell and EMS Chief Rachel Clark said in a live video on the city's Facebook page announcing the change.
The number of runs Monday quickly grew throughout the day as scanner traffic dispatched MFD and Heartland Ambulance Service's ambulance units to calls within the city.
Bell confirmed Monday afternoon that the city had responded to 17 runs throughout the day with response times of under three minutes.
“We’ve been very happy with response times,” Bell said.
The city and county are still in negotiations regarding how it will split duties in the city limits.