According to the latest data, Adams says the peak call volume for northern county is from 6 am to 8pm. This is also when they have the lowest availability of first responders.
Adams says this proposal would also allow for coverage on weekends and take the burden off of volunteers.
The average number of calls for service in the northern part of the county is around 21 per month. Ford says this is data they need to look at when making this decision.
Commissioner Greg McKinley says an ambulance is a service, not a business.
Adams says their station number one in Manhattan continues to run the most calls as per usual with 163 for November. Since July, the EMS department has been seeing some of its busiest months in the department’s history.