Ala. city approves $125K budget for new ambulance service
The council voted to fund the new service after years of inconsistent emergency service
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — The Midland City Council unanimously voted to approve the fire department’s request to purchase and begin its own ambulance service.
The city has been without a consistent ambulance service for over five years, making the council’s decision a welcome one.
“We want to do the best job possible for the citizens of Midland City and the visitors that come through who might have a medical emergency,” Fire Chief Bert Chandler told the Dothan Eagle.
The council approved the $125,00 loan to purchase a 2016 F-30 Diesel Type 1 Ambulance and necessary medical equipment.
Mayor Patsy Capshaw Skipper said the ambulance service should be available within the next four months.
“We’ve had people come to our meetings and request it and we thought we couldn’t afford it, but over time more and more people wanted it,” Skipper said.
The ambulance service will alleviate the city’s years-long struggle with inconsistent ambulance services