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By Staff
The Franklin County 911 board voted Thursday to update the rules for the Emergency Medical Services in Franklin County.
The new requirements will ensure that all ambulance services will be staffed by qualified paramedics.
During the board's regular meeting, they voted to mandate that all ambulance services respond to 911 calls with a paramedic truck.
The old rules stated that a paramedic truck was expected on all 911 calls, but the new rules state that a paramedic truck is required on all 911 calls.
The new rules also include a process of discipline for the service should the rules be broken. The discipline begins with losing two calls to being removed from 911 service.
With the old rules, the only discipline was a two-call suspension and did not account for repeat incidents.