The decision has been made and the plan is already in effect, but not everyone is ready to jump on board.
Today the Marion County transition team met to take a step towards the merger of EMSA into Marion County Fire Rescue.
Ken Skaggs, president of the International Association of EMTS and Paramedics says,
"This is not going to be the exact same amount of care as the citizens of Marion County deserve and they deserve better."
Marion County Fire Rescue Heather Danenhower says,
" What some of the employees are saying is one hundred percent inaccurate. Some of the EMSA employees are saying that there is going to be a reduction in services and that is absolutely not true."
EMSA employees have many concerns about this merger. One of those concerns is the possibility of having to become dual-certified as a firefighter.
There is also concern about losing seniority and not being paid overtime.
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