Farmer City to partner with area hospital for ambulance service


Farmer City will no longer have an all-volunteer ambulance service.

The city council voted Monday night to enter into a partnership with Gibson Area Hospital. The move would allow Farmer City to have a paramedic on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

The city decided to look at contracting out the service after facing a volunteer shortage. Gibson Area Hospital will begin providing full-time paramedic services on March 1st and operate out of the current facility in Farmer City.

The contract will cost the city $150,000 for each year of service.

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