New Ambulance Service In Flomaton, Replaces Escambia (FL) EMS

May 15, 2018

For the first time in 37 years, Escambia County (FL) EMS is no longer the primary first responding ambulance service in the Flomaton area. Monday, Medstar EMS (owned by Lifeguard) took over those duties on Monday after reaching an agreement with the the Escambia County (AL) Healthcare Authority (ECHA).

Escambia County (FL) EMS had provided the primary ambulance service in Flomaton since 1981. The move came about after Escambia County expanded their primary service area to include an ambulance stationed in Walnut Hill.

The Escambia County (FL) EMS unit that normally serves Flomaton is stationed in Century, and that unit will remain based in Century, according to Mike Weaver, Escambia County Public Safety Director, and there will be a mutual aid agreement in place between Escambia County and Lifeguard.

Lifeguard is the exclusive ambulance service in Santa Rosa County, operates under the MedStar name in Baldwin County, AL, and provides ambulance services in several other cities including Mobile and Birmingham, AL; Bay County, FL; and Chattanooga,  Knoxville and Nashville, TN.


Pictured: A Medstar EMS unit Monday at the Flomaton Fire Department. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Comments

One Response to “New Ambulance Service In Flomaton, Replaces Escambia (FL) EMS”

  1. sam on May 16th, 2018 10:03 am

    this is all about money. ambulances have been crossing the state line for years. it should be about who is closer to the need. county governments are about protecting their turf.





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