Greenwood considers EMS options

Rural/Metro ambulance will cease operations in Greenwood later this year.

Greenwood Fire Chief James Sipes met with Rural/Metro officials Tuesday morning, and they gave a 90-day notice that they will be ending their contract with the city. The last day of service will be Nov. 18.

Rural/Metro has three ambulances, one at each of Greenwood’s fire stations, and employs 27 full-time and part-time workers in Greenwood, Sipes said. Medical runs accounted for about 5,000 of the 6,000 runs made by the Greenwood Fire Department in 2013, he said.

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