New medic upgrades in the works

January 20th, 2012 by Ken

Two updated medic units will soon join the Thurston County Medic One system.

The Hawks Prairie unit at the Steilacoom fire station is currently a 12-hour unit. Plans call for a gradual phase in to make that a full time medic unit. If plans are approved, a third medic will be added this year and two more next year. It’s anticipated that it will become a 24-hour unit by June 2013.

Plans also call to add one more medic and make the Rochester Sprint unit a 24-hour unit.

Cost for the Steilacoom upgrade is $187,000 annually. Cost for the Rochester unit is $90,000.

Thurston County Commissioners will get a briefing at their next regular meeting. It will be on the agenda for approval at the February 7 or February 14 meeting.

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