The City of Nashua has secured ambulance service for at least half of 2023.
During their regular meeting this week, the Floyd County Board of Supervisors approved an amendment to its Emergency Ambulance Services Agreement between the County, the City of Charles City and their current ambulance provider, AMR Ambulance. The 28E agreement with Nashua will extend AMR’s service into the city limits of Nashua for a six-month period starting January 1st.
The Charles City City Council approved their participation in the amendment a week earlier.
Nashua will pay $10,000 total to the City and the County for AMR to be their official ambulance provider from January 1 to June 30, 2023. Nashua’s current ambulance provider is Jeremy McGrath and Chickasaw Ambulance Services, but his contract with Chickasaw County expires December 31st.
The City of Nashua opted not to help fund Chickasaw County’s new public ambulance service citing concerns over increased costs without having an ambulance based in Nashua, the County’s second largest city. Since that decision over the summer, the City has been working to start up its own ambulance, but they won’t be able to get it going by January 1st and approached the City of Charles City and Floyd County about arranging temporary coverage through AMR.