In the 18 days since Centerville Fire Rescue first launched, they had answered nearly 70 calls for service. On Friday, the paramedics and emergency medical technicians that staff the newly formed ambulance service met with department leadership and the service’s medical director for the first what will be a monthly debrief session. In it, they discussed topics arising from their first two and a half weeks in operation, their numerous protocols and how the service is meshing with the local community. The ambulances are brand new, purchased in late 2019 after the city decided around the end of July to pursue the option of a fire department-based ambulance service. Centerville chose the creation of the service over providing annual subsidy payments to a private service.