Ambulance not 24/7 in Flomaton limits

Fire chief concerned over weekends; hospital cites help shortage

Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton said he wanted to let the people in Flomaton and throughout the Flomaton fire district to know that a D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital ambulance is not always stationed at the Flomaton Fire Station.

Stanton said since Jan. 1 there have been 20, 24-hour shifts where an ambulance was not stationed in Flomaton. He said most of the times it’s on the weekends.

Stanton said he couldn’t understand why hospital administrators are making six figures but a nine-year veteran paramedic is making $14.10 per hour.

In a statement from the Escambia County Health Care Authority...