(Germantown, TN) Germantown city leaders have decided to start their own ambulance service rather than contracting with Rural Metro.
Officials said the final straw was a proposal to change their current ambulance contract to one they felt would offer less service and protection.
It’s not clear if there will be a raise or reduction in costs for the city.
The current contract ends June 30th.
The city plans to run its own service with its own employees.
City leaders say residents should not notice a reduction in service.
Bartlett is the only other suburb in Shelby County that runs its own ambulance service.
Emergency service providers from across Shelby County are meeting today to talk about how the decision will impact everyone else.
The Shelby County fire department which currently dispatches ambulances for Germantown says it will continue to have plenty of ambulances to cover the rest of the county.
We expect to hear more about how the service will run in the coming days.