The county’s need for additional ambulances was one of the main topics of discussion at a meeting held last week in Braselton. It was at one of the quarterly town hall meetings hosted by District 3 County commissioner Bruce Yates that the subject of the county’s EMS structure was brought up.
Citizens posed questions about response times to Yates, county EMS director Steve Nichols or county manager Kevin Poe during the meeting, and even offered suggestions for what they thought the county should do, such as look into purchasing refurbished ambulances.
Poe explained that the county did indeed need another ambulance. He referred to a time analysis chart that proved that although the bulk of the county’s population is in West Jackson, “a lot of the units have to go across the county,” resulting in “pretty tremendous” response times.
For the full story, see the March 26th issue of The Jackson Herald.