Dakota City looking at paramedic agreement with South Sioux City

Dakota City looking at paramedic agreement with South Sioux City

South Sioux City and Dakota City could be getting closer to a paramedic assistance agreement.

The Dakota City City council says they need more time to review the agreement, which would see the South Sioux City Fire Department providing emergency medical as well as advanced life support services to the area which is served by the Dakota City Fire and Rescue Department, which only has EMTs, not fully- trained paramedics.

"We are actively going after the contracts. These are services that do not come cheap and we need to have some reimbursement on this and it's not a wild dollar amount that we're looking at," said South Sioux City Fire Chief Clint Merithew.

"Because we've had some issues in the past, with Siouxland Paramedics, and we just want to make sure we keep the same type of thing going so we can do the right services, the right way with everything," said Dakota City Mayor Jerry Yacevich.

Yacevich also tells us they hope to have a decision by the next council meeting on February 15th.

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