After Tower Health announced that its Medic 93 services, or Tower Direct, are being pulled from the western Chester County area by September, residents and municipalities let loose their feelings, writes Kelly Rule for FOX 29.
The Chester County EMS Council said that municipalities like Coatesville may not have enough time to find another ambulance company by the time Medic 93 is no longer available. This means that when someone dials 911, EMS will be coming from other areas like West Chester and Downingtown that are already stretched thin.
“To say EMS is facing a crisis sounds dramatic, but it’s also very accurate,” said Chester County EMS Council Vice President Matthew Eick. “There’s no way the other agencies throughout Chester County aren’t starting to see these same financial difficulties.”
One Chester County resident described the situation as “horrible,” especially since closing Brandywine and Jennersville hospitals has already left the county straining.
“For the people around here, where are they going to go?” he said.
Read more about the EMS situation at FOX 29.