Increase in rail traffic brings urgency to plans for new ambulance station



An anticipated threefold increase in train traffic through Seymour within the next few years has some local emergency medical service providers convinced of one thing.

A new ambulance station needs to be built on the east side of the Louisville & Indiana Railroad tracks that divide the city.

Dennis Brasher, director of Jackson County Emergency Medical Services, said the plan is to have a station built and up and running sometime in the next eight to 12 months.

That would allow the ambulance service to provide quicker emergency service response to an area that generated 63 percent, or 1,560, of the 2,467 calls it answered in the Seymour service area in 2013.

 

This story appears in the print edition of The Tribune. Subscribers can read the entire story online by signing in here or in our e-Edition by clicking here.

All content copyright ©2014 The Tribune, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.