CHILLICOTHE- Thursday night the suspended Rescue 33 unveiled its reinstatement plan. The unit is in competition with AMT.
The mayor said that the city will decide based on community response and which service is more qualified. As part of its plan, Rescue 33 said it would have to start charging people roughly $600 per call.
But it said that's still cheaper than AMT and it's coming up with a plan to help people who wouldn't be able to pay.
"Forty-six years of service to the community. We have a nice building, we have three ambulances we have like 35 dedicated people that are still with us. We still have some paid people that are still dedicated to that service," said Rescue 33 President, Ron Hedden.
The city has the right to select its provider, but Rescue 33 cannot return until reinstated by the Peoria Area Emergency Medical Service System.
The Medical Service System says that decision cannot be rushed and will require more than submitting a business plan.
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