Greene County EMS borrows an ambulance from the town of Livingston


EUTAW, Alabama (WIAT) – The Greene County Emergency Medical Service is grappling with a shortage of ambulances. The EMA has four ambulances, but only one is on the move. He, like the other three, has mechanical problems. The nearby town of Livingston lets the ambulance service use one of its ambulances to help.

Greene County Director of Emergency Medical Services Zac Bolding said he was very grateful to Livingston for helping when needed.

“Yes, we appreciate it and there have been questions as to why we are operating in a Livingston fire ambulance. We have units that need repair and we need a replacement unit. We are super grateful, and I called them on Saturday morning and they made the decision to lend us this truck, we have four dialysis patients and without this truck they would not have been able to go on dialysis ”.

Bolding says the Greene County Commission has agreed to give the ambulance service $ 90,000, but he says that is not enough funding. He needs at least $ 140,000 to get his ambulances up and running.

“Right now the only vehicle in Greene County that is operational is our 1995 medic 110, and it has 385,000 miles and has mechanical issues. The essential services provided by Greene County EMS are extremely important. We are the only EMS service in the county, and frankly with the pandemic and the self-help situation, we often have to call for self-help and it’s just not available. “

Greene County EMS makes more than 200 ambulance trips per month. CBS 42 contacted the Greene County Commission and the EMS Board of Directors, but no one was available for comment.

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