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Alva Ambulance Service lost a half million dollars last year


October 25, 2020

Marione Martin

Alva EMS Director Julie holds a map showing how the county is divided among the three EMS services. She presented information about the upcoming 522 EMS District vote in Woods County to the Alva City Council Monday.

Last year, the City of Alva lost over a half million dollars on their emergency medical (ambulance) services. Alva EMS Director Julie Dennis, a member of the Woods County 522 Task Force, gave a presentation during the Alva City Council meeting Monday, Oct. 19. A Woods County proposition will be on the Nov. 3 general election ballot to form a 522 district to support county EMS services.

"522 refers to State Question 522 that was voted on and passed by Oklahoma voters in August of 1976," said Dennis. This amendment to the Oklahoma constitution allows a district to be formed to fund emergency...

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Reader Comments(1)

mikehoover writes:

OK, so first question is out of the 3 ambulance services how many trips were taken by each service? Second, what was the total expenditures of each service then finally. How much did each loose? We the people would like a side by side comparisment. If this was to go into effect would this profit each service or is it going to hurt on or both of the other services? Next lets explain the charges for each trip. $600k divided by 1000 trips is about $600 a trip.


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