When you call 911 you expect help immediately but ambulances aren’t perfect. Sometimes they have to go into the shop, it’s happening right now in Scott County but emergency responders are ready with a ‘plan b.’
Two Georgetown-Scott County ambulances are in the shop for repairs but crews wanted to make sure there was no lapse in service.
Normally, the Georgetown-Scott County Emergency Medical Service has six ambulances plus four back-ups available to make sure people who need help get it, fast.
Since the two back-ups are in the shop, the county is borrowing one ambulance from Jessamine County and another from the ambulance company in Georgia.
It’s a back-up plan for the back-up plan and workers say they’re preparing for the worst to make sure people are safe.
“There's no gap in the service,” said David Sloane, EMS director. “We continue to fulfill the mission of the service and we don't have any delay in response.”
County leaders said this is the first time the EMS has ever had to borrow ambulances but the plan has always been in place.
Thanks to mutual-aid agreements and the ambulance company, county leaders said it isn’t costing them any money to borrow the vehicles.