• McDuffie County moves forward with EMS department
By Linda Green

Tim Edwards, director of EMS, addresses the County Commission. Don Clauson of the Solid Waste Department and Rusty Allen of the Public Works Department, listen. Photo by Linda Green.

The ambulance service is poised to move from the umbrella of University Hospital McDuffie to a McDuffie County controlled entity, possibly on July 7.
The county had been looking for a company to provide an emergency ambulance service within the unincorporated areas of the county, the City of Thomson, the Town of Dearing and possibly the unincorporated areas of Glascock County. In February, the commission approved a county-run entity instead of the ambulance service being contracted to a private company.
After months of deliberation and analysis, the ambulance service will be part of McDuffie County but remain stationed at the hospital as a rental occupant until the hospital moves to its new location.
County Administrator Don Norton told the commission that the hospital has offered to rent the EMS’ current space to the county for $750 a month, including utilities.

To read more on this story, see the Sun., June 23, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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