After , it finally did.
The state approved Port Washington's application to upgrade from EMT to paramedic service.
“This is a huge step, I’m proud that we’re doing this," Port Fire Chief Mark Mitchell said during the city's Common Council meeting last week, adding that ambulances will begin taking paramedic calls at midnight Aug. 1.
"We hope that none of you (at the Common Council meeting) are our first customers," he said with a laugh.
More about the paramedic service:
- Benefits for everyone: Until now, Theinsville was the only community in the county with paramedic service, and Mitchell said , too.
- Improvements come with costs: The Ozaukee Press reports on the increase of ambulance fees as well as the added part-time paramedic positions as part of the upgrade in services.