Unicoi County Commission approves county-run ambulance service


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.

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