Unicoi Co. in need of paramedics, EMTs

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UNICOI COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Leaders from Unicoi County and the Town of Erwin met Tuesday for an update on the state of the ambulance services.

Two months ago, we told you leaders were considering dropping the current ambulance service, MedicOne, and creating their own service.

There are still two years left on the contract with MedicOne and leaders are wanting the service to meet the terms on its contract.

A task force will meet on January 31 at 2 p.m. at Erwin Town Hall to discuss how to move forward with the possibility of creating an ambulance service to serve Unicoi County.

“At that meeting, I hope that we can discuss maybe creating an ambulance authority where we can provide our own ambulance services to the county,” said Erwin Mayor, Doris Hensley.

Leaders said in November, MedicOne was short one paramedic. As of Tuesday, Unicoi County leaders said the number has grown to 2.

If you are interested in applying as a paramedic or EMT, you can apply at: http://mediconeresponse.com/careers.html Copyright 2017 WJHL. All rights reserved.

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