September 6, 2016
MCMINNVILLE MEDIC 5 STAFFED AT AMITY FIRE DISTRICT
News Release from McMinnville Fire Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: September 6th, 2016 2:08 PM
McMinnville Fire Department, through a partnership with the Amity Fire District, has staffed an additional Ambulance Medic Unit to be assigned to the Amity Fire Station, Monday through Friday from 0800 until 1700. The unit staff is made up of a Paramedic and an EMT Basic Firefighter provided through McMinnville Fire Department. "This partnership allows our two organizations to provide a higher level of care and deliver faster emergency response to our community" said Amity Chief Bruce Hubbard. McMinnville has always provided ambulance service to the Amity Fire District from their main station in downtown McMinnville, but with the increase in call volume there is a need for additional coverage and support to the entire ambulance service area. McMinnville Fire Chief Rich Leipfert stated that this ambulance will, in addition to covering Amity and southern Dayton Fire District, respond to calls in the McMinnville ambulance service area that in the pas t have been covered by other ambulance providers here in Yamhill County.
The goal in partnering our Fire Departments is to provide an opportunity for both organizations to start working closer together, and integrate its training, people, and service areas. Chief Leipfert stated "We rely on each other during all major fire incidents. We already support each other; this helps us even more to provide a quick and reliable emergency response to our communities."
Both the McMinnville City Council and the Amity Fire District Board of Directors approved this partnership.