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WOODBURY COUNTY LOOKS AT RURAL AMBULANCE SERVICE OPTIONS

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WOODBURY COUNTY CONTINUES TO WORK ON A PLAN WHERE RURAL COMMUNITIES WILL HAVE EMERGENCY AMBULANCE SERVICE.

THAT WAS ONE OF THE TOPICS AT A JOINT MEETING OF RURAL MAYORS WITH COUNTY SUPERVISORS MONDAY NIGHT IN LAWTON.

COUNTY BUDGET MANAGER DENNIS BUTLER HAS DEVISED A PROPOSAL TO HELP RURAL TOWNS CONTINUE TO RECEIVE E-M-S SERVICE.

THEY WOULD HAVE TO AGREE TO PARTICIPATE IN COST SHARING WITH THE COUNTY:

OC………ONLY ON TOWNSHIPS. ;22

IF SOME TOWNS DECIDE NOT TO PARTICIPATE, THAT COULD DRIVE UP THE COST FOR THOSE WHO DO, BUT ALSO LEAVE THE NON-PARTICIPANTS WITHOUT A RESPONSE FROM A COUNTY AMBULANCE DURING AN EMERGENCY:

OC………TO EVEN DO. :11

COUNTY SUPERVISORS WOULD NEED TO APPROVE HIRING TWO FULL TIME AND ONE 3/4 TIME PARAMEDIC TO STAFF THE SERVICE.

BUTLER SAYS A TOWN HALL MEETING WILL BE SCHEDULED IN JANUARY AT WESTERN IOWA TECH FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION WITH THE RURAL COMMUNITIES.