Emergency Services Strike New Deal in Altoona

Emergency Services Strike New Deal in Altoona

Altoona is going to pay more for EMS service from Eau Claire. Eau Claire’s city council on Tuesday agreed to charge Altoona 15 dollars per-person for ambulance service for the next four years.

Back in 2018, the two cities agreed to a deal that charged Altoona 12-dollars per-person. The new deal ends talk of Altoona striking-out on its own for EMS service. Eau Claire’s city attorney says the city needs to charge more, because Altoona is using more of Eau Claire’s EMS crews. Forty-three percent of EMS calls outside of Eau Claire came from Altoona last year.

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