Medic services to stay with fire district

June 23rd, 2009 by Ken

Medic One Administrator Steve Romines said today, that even if the City of Lacey starts its own fire department, the Medic One unit will be under the control of Lacey Fire District 3.

“We have a good relationship with the Fire District and they’ve done a good job,” Romines said.  “We’ll have to see what the city does and give them some time before we’ll consider moving the Medic unit under their control.”

Romines said that keeping the unit with the fire district could cost a little more, if Lacey doesn’t pick up the additional 20 percent of the salary that goes to the medics for any fire service they provide.  That cost now is picked up by the fire districts.

The Medic One system is a countywide system serving all of Thurston County.  There are 54 paramedics spread out over seven stations.  In addition, all of the fire fighters, some 560, are EMT trained.

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