Hall County Commissioner Scott Gibbs confirmed Wednesday the meeting time later this month to discuss the plan for moving Hall County Fire Services personnel and cutting three ambulances.
Gibbs said the work session is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sept. 25, and the voting meeting will be 6 p.m. Sept. 28. All meetings are at the Hall County Government Center, 2875 Browns Bridge Road.
“That’s where we’ll discuss it publicly with all five of us together — the whole plan,” he said.
Gibbs said he misstated the dates Tuesday during a meeting in Gillsville. More than 100 people gathered inside the Gillsville City Park Community Building to discuss the plan presented regarding medical units moving away from Station 11 on Bark Camp Road in Murrayville, Station 10 on Ga. 52 in Gillsville and Station 9 on Poplar Springs Road.
Paramedics will remain on duty in all of the areas losing an ambulance, which the county argues will maintain the same level of emergency medical care in rural Hall.
The county plans to put paramedics on the fire engines in these areas and make all fire service vehicles equipped with medical equipment including cardiac monitors, EKGs, chest compression devices and pharmaceuticals.
The plan was vetted by the Hall County Board of Commissioners in a series of private meetings over the past month.