Gallatin County left without ambulance as SCA responds to Harrisburg UPDATEPosted by Jack Howser on Saturday, September 8th, 2012 @ 6:06 pm.
Update #3: A wrecker service has been called to remove the vehicles from the scene. It is unknown how long Gallatin County residents will have to wait for their ambulance to be able to cover their emergency needs. One source said it should be within the hour. “I have no idea what would have happened if there had been an emergency call in Gallatin County,” the source said.
Update #2: Emergency personnel have indicated that SCA EMTs on scene, including one that is a convicted murdered, has just transported one patient to the Harrisburg Medical Center without unknown injuries. Gallatin County residents remain uncovered my emergency services.
Update #1: Sources have indicated that at least one lane of Ill. Rte. 45 is blocked and motorists are being cautioned not to drive in the area if they don’t have to and if they have do to be careful and expect delays.
SALINE CO.— Many on the inside of this story hope that nobody in Gallatin County will need an ambulance in the next hours or so because theirs is in Harrisburg on a 911 call.
Sources indicate that Saline County Ambulance (SCA), run out of Williamson County and trying to cover, some would argue, more territory than it can safely, responded from Gallatin at approximately 5:52 p.m. to a two-car accident on at Feazel Road and Ill. Rte. 45.
The dispatch protocol is due to a mandate orchestrated behind the scenes by the county 911 director Tracy Felty and Saline County Board member Joe Jackson, who is neck deep in controversy surrounding the STORM disaster relief group established by the city of Harrisburg following the February tornado.
Currently emergency responders are on scene treating victims for yet to be announced injuries.
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