Due to a high demand for EMS services in western Johnston County, a second ambulance will be staffed 60 hours per week at 50-210 EMS.
On June 6th, Johnston County Commissioners approved a request by the Johnston County EMS Advisory Committee to place a crew on a second paramedic level truck between the hours of 7:00am and 7:00pm Monday through Friday at the 50-210 EMS Station #1. There will be no additional cost to the county.
The second unit will be allowed to roam when needed to provide coverage for any gape in EMS coverage, according to Rudy Baker, Chairman of the Advisory Committee.
Baker said the second ambulance was needed due to the volume of calls in that section of the county.
Commissioner Chad Stewart of Four Oaks said good service to the area was important. He asked officials to monitor the call volumes in the district in the next 30 to 60 days to see the effectiveness of the second ambulance.