Concerned citizens gathered at the Grass Creek Fire Station Wednesday hoping to get some piece of mind on the future of ambulance services in Fulton County.
Leading the discussion, co-owner of Ritter Strategic Services Barry Ritter. His public safety consulting firm covers around 30 counties in Indiana for various projects regarding public safety.
Given the task of gathering information on Fulton County for a Request for Proposal (RFP), Ritter Strategic Services will eventually develop a strategic plan for Fulton Counties EMS services. The purpose of Wednesday's community discussion was to hear requests and expectations on EMS and ambulance service to help with this plan.
Ritter also gave time to answer questions related to issues faced by the last contract the county and Lutheran EMS. With the EMS contract expiring in 2025, time is of the essence to plan a new contract that is sustainable and affordable, thanks to information gathered by the consulting company creating the RFB.
Joining Ritter at the front of the room, Brett Meadows, of Meadows Consulting, who manages areas in public safety, specializing in Emergency Medical Services, Fire Services and Emergency Management, along with Gail Karas, Fulton County 911 Director, to help with questions and concerns regarding the EMS shortage that has not only hit Fulton County, but the entire state.
For those unable to attend Wednesday's meeting, a second community discussion on the subject will be held July 20 at 6 p.m. in the Akron Community Building, 815 East Rural St.
Ritter also invited anyone with questions and concerns to contact him either by phone at (765) 989-1133 or by email at Barry.email@example.com.
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