Highland County Board of Supervisors Places Ambulance 701 on Main Street to Improve Response Times

At the March 5 Highland County Board of Supervisors meeting, chairman Henry Budzinski tasked EMS Chief Nick Fialo with relocating ambulance 701 to be housed at the car wash location on Main Street in Monterey by end of day Friday, March 8 in an effort to increase response times throughout the county. Fialo was tasked with responding quickly to account for the upcoming Maple Festival weekends, according to Budzinski.


This was a split vote on the board, with Budzinski and supervisor Harry Sponaugle voting for and supervisor Paul Trible adamantly against. 


Late in the day on March 7, Fialo released the following statement:


“At 1400 hours today, as directed by the Highland Board of Supervisors, Ambulance 701 was placed in service to begin answering 911 calls. We are excited about this new chapter in the EMS system and look forward to working alongside our volunteer colleagues in the county to provide another resource for the residents, businesses and visitors of Highland County.” 

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