- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 6, 2015

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Adams County supervisors have instructed their attorney to consider an ordinance creating a time frame in which ambulance operators should respond to county emergency calls.

The Natchez Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/1MauOHI) the request came after Supervisor David Carter said he learned Monday of an instance over the weekend in which someone had to wait 45 minutes for an ambulance.

American Medical Response and Metro Ambulance both serve Adams County. Board attorney Scott Slover said the county does not restrict how many ambulance services can operate within its boundaries, though it does set some broad guidelines they must meet.

Supervisors President Darryl Grennell said the board has looked at adopting a time ordinance in the past, but operators have said they need more personnel, which would require some kind of subsidy.

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Information from: The Natchez Democrat, https://www.natchezdemocrat.com/

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