Firefighters are hoping a detailed proposal will convince council to let them serve as the city's primary EMS provider.
Chief Justin Edwards says their more than 30-page EMS proposal covers two different options: one for Uhrichsville only and the other for the Twin Cities and surrounding townships. He says both would provide 24/7 all-hazards coverage for what local communities would pay the area’s private ambulance provider to keep one ambulance stationed in the region.
"That’s the whole point of the system is to use the revenue, resources, everything that’s already available per se just not to us directly to support the system," he says.
Smith Ambulance officials earlier a $22 per person subsidy to extend the company’s current contracts in the area. Dillon says those subsidies and per-call reimbursements under either of their coverage options would be enough to operate and staff two advanced life-support ambulances.