Johnston County to take over EMS services for three towns
Posted June 25, 2012
Smithfield, N.C. — Johnston County staff will soon take over operations at volunteer EMS stations in Clayton, Smithfield and Princeton, said County Manager Rick Hester.
The county had been using independent contractors to provide EMS service in those towns.
Hester said county leaders plan to keep workers at all three stations. He said the move will make operations more efficient and that residents shouldn't notice any major changes in services.
"We are going to provide great service in those areas that we have been providing great service," Hester said. "We just look forward to providing that service. It's very important."
Because of the takeover, county leaders approved two new ambulances for the county in the budget passed Monday at the county's Board of Commissioners meeting.
The budget also increases funding to the school system by $3 million over last year and increases the fire tax in six of the county's fire districts from one to three cents.