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New ambulance service began today in Cherokee County, Alabama 

October 1, 2018--9:00 a.m.

WEIS RADIO/STAFF REPORTS

Floyd EMS began operations in Cherokee County, Alabama at midnight on October 1st with three new fully-equipped Advance Life-Saving ambulances serving the county.

Two of those units are stationed at the hospital in Centre while the other unit is stationed in Cedar Bluff.

In addition to those ambulances, Floyd will be providing a 2018 Ford Explorer Supervisor’s Emergency First Response Unit and access to EMS and a trauma back up fleet of three additional specialized units through mutual aid. 

Also, Floyd will make available, upon need, a 15 patient Disaster Response Bus, a Neonatal Intensive Care Ambulance, a Specialized Bariatric Ambulance, A Bio-Hazard Response Unit, Specialized Disaster & Event Response Trailers, and Specialty Built UTV, Bikes, and Golf Carts.

The switch in Cherokee County was not the only one in our listening area.

Also Monday, Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service took over EMS service in Bartow County, replacing Bartow EMS.