Local Ambulance Service Needs Help
The men and women of the White County Ambulance Service take their jobs very seriously and are genuinely concerned about the need for additional revenue and the recent downgrade from ALS to BLS service.
Adam Allen, director of the local ambulance service spoke the Carmi City Council at length earlier this week explaining the need for the proposed safety tax which will be on the November ballot.
Allen also explained that the recent downgrade from Advance Life Support to Basic Life Support means the local service can not legally do many of the procedures often required in an emergency run. He explained while other agencies will respond to White County’s needs; that time to respond could mean life or death.
The tax will be specific to the ambulance service and will help cover equipment cost, as well as payroll, and hopefully help the local service revive its ALS status.