The new Chickasaw County public ambulance service continues to take shape.
The County’s contract with its current private ambulance provider, Jeremy McGrath, expires at the end of the year and the County continues the push to have its service ready to roll on January 1st.
During Monday’s Chickasaw County Supervisors meeting, Ambulance Advisory Council chair Bridget Edson told the Board the second of their two ambulance rigs was arriving later that day, while McGrath said he’ll be ready for the handoff of garage space next to the New Hampton Police Station.
Until then, the County’s two ambulances will be housed in a separate City garage, which Mayor Bobby Schwickerath says was officially approved by the City Council Monday night.
Also on Monday, the Board, with Supervisors Matt Kuhn and Jason Byrne absent, voted 3-0 to approve the hiring of 19 part-time staff members for the new Chickasaw County EMS department.