LAWRENCE COUNTY - OCOTOBER 22, 2022 - The Lawrence County Commissioners will be providing an update in regard to ambulance coverage for the county on Tuesday.
This comes after the Lawrence County 911 Board has made a recommendation to use IU Lifeline Ambulance proposal for a one-year contract of $400,000.
The contract will include 1 Advance Life Support Ambulance, 2 Basic Life Support Ambulances and one Advanced Life Support Squad. The only exception to this would be emergent transfers out of the hospital such as stroke, heart, and other serious injuries or emergencies.
IU Health will also have a dedicated ambulance to the hospital to provide inter-facility transfers. IU Lifeline has struggled to provide coverage in Brown, Lawrence, Monroe and Orange County.
Lawrence County has been underserved for the last four years in ambulance coverage with both Seals and IU Lifeline left the county without available 911 Ambulance coverage.
WTHR television attended the last county commissioners meeting to ask questions in regard to ambulance coverage.
On some occasions Bedford Police Department had to transport patients to the hospital due to extensive response times from an out of county ambulance.
The out of county ambulances had a response time of much as 30 -40 minutes to reach the City of Bedford.
Here is the agenda for Tuesday's Lawrence County Commissioners meeting:
Lawrence County Commissioners Meeting
October 25, 2022
1. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Approval of Minutes for: October 11, 2022 Meeting
3. Approval of Claims
4. Approval of Payroll
Brad Bough – Veterans Affairs – Veteran’s Day Information
Nina Peterson – Money for Humane Society
Sarah Turpen – Christmas Parade
6. Items for Consideration:
ARP Ordinance 2022-15
7. Department Reports:
Highway – Brandi Webb – Approve Highway Bids
Emergency Management – Valerie Luchauer
Sheriff – Mike Branham
Chief Public Defender – Tim Sledd
8. Any Unfinished Old Business:
Ambulance Service Update
AGENDA SUBJECT TO CHANGE