Thurman ponders future of its emergency squad

Various other options for the squad were discussed.

Norton suggested the Thurman squad being absorbed into the Warrensburg agency, making Thurman a substation. He said such an arrangement would boost oversight and efficiency, while allowing immediate adoption of Warrensburg's practice of billing.

The issue of Thurman's Advanced Life Support certification being at risk, due to its recent low transport figures and slow response rate, was discussed.

Councilman James Ligon asked Norton about the possibility that the county was thinking of combining all its EMS agencies. Norton said discussions of the concept have been aired, and said such a decision was up to the regional Mountain Lakes EMS Council.

Emerson said that that Warrensburg taking over Thurman's calls would not be his first choice. He encouraged the squad and town to work out their issues.

McKinney said that he did not want to see the dissolution of the Thurman squad.

Pitkin, McKinney, Emerson, and Norton agreed to meet in several weeks to work out the issues.

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