LIFE SAVING: Smiths Station introduces new ambulance service

SMITHS STATION, Ala (WRBL) - Smiths Station Fire & Rescue offering citizens access to their own ambulance service beginning February 1st. 

Smiths Station Fire Department’s Deputy Chief Daniel Sexton says Smiths Station has been sharing two ambulances with neighboring communities since 2012. 

“We’re really excited about offering this service. It’s great to know when seconds count in life or death situations, our citizens are finally going to have one ambulance dedicated to the Smiths Station Community,” Sexton said.

The ambulances will be funded through the Fire Districts fire fee fund. Sexton says the service is ALS1 licensed and offerers the exact same paramedic level of patient care offered by Care & EAMC. He says two automated CPR machines will be on the ambulance, in an effort to increase patient survival rates.

Smiths Station Mayor Bubba Copeland is excited about the project, believing it will enhance community health and safety. 

Care Ambulance of Phenix City and EAMC will continue offering service to the community. 

SSFD serves nearly 6,000 residents in Smiths and covers a total population of 35,000 in their fire district. The agency is made up mostly if volunteers, with the exception of the new paramedics hired for the ambulance service. 

The Deputy Fire Chief will join us live on News 3 Midday on Thursday the day the ambulance service rolls out to the community. 

 


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