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Study on Chickasaw County-Run Ambulance Service to Start Sooner Than Expected

A study on the feasibility of Chickasaw County operating its own ambulance service will start sooner than originally expected.

That’s Chickasaw County Supervisor Jake Hackman, who helped line up SaveTech’s services on behalf of the Chickasaw Ambulance Council. He says the study is a necessary step before the County can decide what direction to take with ambulance services .

Hackman adds that while the study is an important piece of the ambulance puzzle, so are the financials of starting and operating a county-run service.

The feasibility study will cost about $30,000 with about $23,000 coming from ambulance council “seed money.” The rest will be paid by the various entities throughout the county that are part of the ambulance council, which approved the study in January. Last month the council also approved a six-month contract extension with current provider, Jeremy McGrath and Chickasaw Ambulance Service, that will continue services through December 31st.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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