Rescue squads still not on board for new EMS contract
Some don't like the contract's lack of coordination when position ambulances; they say it's difficult for rescue squads to get approval to deploy more ambulances
YORK COUNTY, S.C. — The York County Council moved forward with plans to finalize a contract with the county’s volunteer ambulance services on Monday night, even as the agencies covered under the proposed agreement expressed dissatisfaction with it.
The contract would put an end to “racing ambulances” – the practice of a “dual dispatch” in northern areas of the county that often results in ambulances from both Piedmont Medical Center and a rescue squad being sent to the same medical emergency.
Council members have worked with PMC, River Hills/Lake Wylie EMS and Fort Mill Rescue Squad for several months to try to reach a consensus on a countywide EMS policy.