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ETMC EMS officially moves out of Red Springs VFD

Today ETMC pulled its ambulance out of the Red Springs Fire Department station and moved it to a new staging location at the Pilot gas station located at Interstate 20 and Highway 14.

Residents as well as the fire department feel the move will cause many issues when dealing with emergency response times.

"We had a call at about two o'clock in the morning and what would have taken them 6 minutes from the station, took them twenty minutes and they were coming from Big Sandy," said Matthew Apple of the Red Springs Volunteer Fire Department.

Neil Franklin, the General Manager for ETMC EMS says the move will be Benicial for all and argues this move will not hurt response times.

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