For Immediate Release
June 4, 2020
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Commission Approves Additions to EMS Fleet

(Sedgwick County, KS)  – At its meeting this week, the Board of County Commissioners approved the addition of two emergency response vehicles to the EMS fleet enabling EMS to provide advance live saving (ALS) first response to west and southwest areas of the county.

Once the vehicles are acquired, equipped, and operational, EMS ALS response times are expected to improve to areas furthest away from established EMS Posts and Sedgwick County Fire District 1 Stations.

“Public safety is a core function of Sedgwick County,” said District 2 County Commissioner Michael O’Donnell. “This is a great opportunity to improve our public safety efforts in cities like Clearwater and across Commission Districts 2 and 3.”

Commissioners approved $125,000 to purchase and equip the two vehicles using CARES funding.

“By adding these vehicles to our fleet, we will be able to respond faster to areas that may have longer response times,” added District 3 County Commissioner David Dennis. “This is a great step and new way to provide needed services for our residents.”

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About Sedgwick County

The mission of Sedgwick County is to cultivate a healthy, safe, and welcoming community through exceptional public services, effective partnerships, and dedicated employees. Named for Civil War hero, Major General John Sedgwick of the Union Army, Sedgwick County celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2020. The 2020 Adopted Budget of $457.4 million focuses resources on health and human services, public safety, and general government services.