For three years, Tucker County Commission has been working to bolster the emergency services within the county to better serve community members.
Currently, Tucker County is home to two EMS stations to serve more than 400 square miles, and officials say there is a need to grow. The commission is working to establish a permanent site for Station 2 with the addition of an EMS support facility.
“You can’t expect one crew to serve 420 square miles. No one would expect us, would want us, to only have one fire department or one law enforcement officer; it’s no different for emergency services,” said Tucker County Commission President Diane Hinkle.
Officials say the goal is to reduce response time and have equal access to emergency services to all areas of the county.