Two longtime Johnston County EMS providers are being forced out, the county will expand its own EMS services. The Board of Commissioners made the decision during a closed-door meeting Monday. After 50 plus years in operation, Four Oaks EMS is being forced out.
The county Board of Commissioners decided not to renew their current contract, which expires June 30, 2021. 50-210 EMS will also cease operation, they serve the McGee’s Crossroads area.
“For the last 10 or 12 years, Johnston has been working in partnership with many of our contracted EMS agencies to transition to one system,” County Manager Rick Hester said.
Hester said Johnston County EMS will expand its services to those areas. They expect to hire many of those who now work for Four Oaks and 50-210. He said it will not impact response times.
“We’ve all worked on the same response time programs so that will still be very efficient and people will be served,” Hester insisted.