Va. firefighters concerned about EMS plan

The chief said the shifting of EMS responsibilities to a different county would reduce their calls by 300 a year.


CARRSVILLE, Va. — Firefighters with the Carrsville Volunteer Fire Department said they were concerned about a plan Isle of Wight County leaders are considering that would shift EMS responsibilities for the southern part of the county to Franklin.

Deputy Chief Judson West said Franklin handled the responsibilities until three years ago, when Carrsville took over.

At the time of that transition, the Franklin chief of emergency services told a local newspaper his department’s calls would be reduced by 300 a year. He also told the paper it was getting to the point his staff was going to miss calls in Franklin because they were in Isle of Wight County.

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