Pott County expresses desire to add ambulance station

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The Pottawatomie County Commission has expressed interest in establishing a fifth ambulance station.

It would serve the southwest portion of the county, according to County Administrator Robert Reece, who appeared before the commission Monday morning.

According to a report in the Manhattan Mercury Tuesday, such talks are occurring amid Riley County recently stating that it planned to discontinue ambulance coverage in the area.

Reece said he and the EMS department would begin moving forward by putting together cost figures for the prospective station, concluding that more research is still needed in trying to generate run and call volumes for the past three years.

Pott County currently operates ambulance stations at Wamego, Westmoreland, St. Mary’s and Onaga.

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