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Mt. Juliet Holds First Town Hall Meeting On Private Ambulance Service

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Mt. Juliet Holds First Town Hall Meeting On Private Ambulance Service

CREATED Jul 7, 2014

MT. JULIET, Tenn. - Monday night Mt Juliet held the first of three town hall meetings over whether they should get their own private ambulance service.

It was the public's turn to ask questions.

The fire department has chosen Medic One Medical Response, a Texas-based company which serves many counties throughout Tennessee, including Davidson County.

After the questions of how the service would actually work the tone became markedly more critical as member's of Wilson County Emergency Management had their turn with the mic.

“Everything I’ve heard you say we already do,” said a supporter of WEMA.

“Since you guys are already doing everything we've talked about we would integrate well together. I see it's a perfect marriage,” said James Reeves President and CEO of Medic One Medical Response.

A representative with company told those in attendance that what it all comes down to the patient.

“The city is dynamic it's growing it's changed a lot but the system hasn't grown with it. You have the same modeling you've had for years. If nothing else this dialogue we've brought to the community has really opened up the passions.. the conversation we've had tonight. It's all about the patient and that's what we're here to talk about what's best for the community what's best for the patient,” said Tony Anteau with Medic One Medical Response.

For as critical as WEMA employees are of this plan their director is not talking.

He refused to comment tonight and referred questions to the Mayor’s office.

Another town hall meeting will be held Tuesday night, July 8th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Joy Church in Mount Juliet.

The official date and time for the third meeting has not been set.