Adams County now has what officials call a vetting process for outside companies to offer ambulance services.
The county board unanimously approved the ordinance at Wednesday night's meeting. Officials said it’s rare a company would want to set up in Adams County but this measure is a safeguard for residents.
"When we look at being able to respond to the public's emergency medical needs, that has to be very stable. It has to be very credible and there needs to be checks and balances in that system and this ordinance change last night does that very thing," said Adams County EMS chief John Simon.
Officials said the ambulance board will be setting up the application process for those potential companies over the next few weeks.