Lauderdale County renews emergency 911 contract with Shoals Ambulance

The Lauderdale County Commission unanimously voted April 11 to approve a one-year renewal of the contract with Shoals Ambulance to provide exclusive non-emergency and emergency 911 ambulance services. Florence City Council had approved the renewal on March 21.

“Our EMTs and paramedics are members of this community, who deeply care about the service provided to their friends and neighbors,” said Operations Supervisor Blake Hargett. “I appreciate the Lauderdale Commission acknowledging our employees’ hard work and allowing us the opportunity to continue to serve their constituents.”

Shoals Ambulance has provided emergency service to Lauderdale County since 2013. In 2016, Shoals Ambulance was once again selected in a bid process for a one-year contract with two years of renewal to provide exclusive service to the county.

“Shoals Ambulance has met the standards of the contract and has provided high quality emergency service to our constituents,” said Lauderdale County Commissioner Danny Pettus. “The commission unanimously approved the renewal, and we look forward to Shoals Ambulance continuing to serve the community.”

Shoals Ambulance provides advanced life support ambulance coverage throughout the county, including the City of Florence and the Towns of Anderson, Killen, Lexington, Rogersville, St. Florian and Waterloo, with 10 ambulances and one critical care ambulance.