ERWIN, Tenn. (WJHL) — Unicoi County leaders have approved establishing a county-run ambulance service.
The measure was passed unanimously Monday evening by the county commission.
Currently, Washington County-Johnson City EMS is providing emergency transport services to Unicoi County.
That service came after MedicOne pulled out of a contract to provide ambulance services earlier this year.
The county-run ambulance service will tentatively take effect about mid-2020.
Commissioners also unanimously approved a motion to authorize the county mayor and attorney to explore which entity would be in charge of Unicoi County EMS.