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Tennessee Town Starts EMS Service

CLEVELAND CITY, Tenn. - Cleveland City Fire Chief Chuck Atchley drew a standing ovation from Cleveland firefighters after he urged Cleveland City Council members to vote against a fire contract offered by the Bradley County Commission and establish its own ambulance service.



Council members unanimously voted Monday during the regular meeting to decline the county's offer. The Council also instructed city staff to develop a business plan for a city-operated ambulance service that would help recoup the loss of $1.8 million annually the county pays.



The city's top firefighter said another two- or four-year agreement would only prolong the inevitablility of two separate fire departments.

Read More City considers ambulance service as fire hopes fade



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