Henry County has agreed to provide an ambulance for a McDonough fire station.

Henry County to provide McDonough ambulance

The Henry County Board of Commissioners voted at its Nov. 6 regular meeting to approve a memorandum of understanding for the designation of an ambulance to McDonough’s Station 51.

The Henry County Fire Department is the sole 911 ambulance provider for all of Henry County, according to a staff report, and the territory covered by Station 51 does not currently have an ambulance located within that area, which has a higher call volume and often necessitates bringing ambulances from surrounding county stations, which causes longer average response times. The MOU approves moving one of the two ambulances at Henry County Station 1 to McDonough Station 51.

County officials said this will reduce ambulance response times within the area, and even out call distribution in a larger portion of the county, which allows for better overall service delivery to all citizens.

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