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City Council Discusses Service For Ambulance

By Staff | Feb 15, 2017

SISTERSVILLE – City council discussed Sistersville Volunteer Fire Department’s amended contract with an emerging ambulance service during Monday’s meeting.

Last week, SVFD amended its contract to include a clause that indemnifies the fire department as it relates to its relationship with an emerging ambulance service.

The ambulance will be lodged at the the Sistersville Fire Hall and will be able to serve in case SGH’s main ambulance has been dispatched or is on a transfer.

“Sistersville General Hospital has traditionally relied on Tyler County Dispatch to tone out local EMS for transfers,” said Brandon Chadock, interim SGH chief executive officer and a member of city council. There will be a meeting scheduled for a later date between SVFD and the city’s Public Safety and Personnel Committee to determine future relations.

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In other business, there will be a meeting for farmers or vendors who may be interested in a weekly farmers in downtown Sistersville that will be in spring at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Gaslight Theater. Anyone can be part of this, not just folks in Sistersville or Tyler County. For more information, contact the Pleasants Area Chamber of Commerce 304-684-9909 or Terry Wiley at the Sistersville Emporium.

“How big this farmers market is depends on how much interest we get. The idea is to try to bring not only business Sistersville, but stimulate economic activity,” said Chad Edwards, city recorder.

In other business, council approved plans for the purchase of a dump truck for the sewer plant.