Pulaski County officials are weighing their options for some upgrades for the EMS department. A quote from FBi Buildings to add on to the department’s existing building was presented to the county commissioners last week. Director Nikki Lowry said the $109,000 quote was comparable to others the county’s received. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners are expected to continue their discussion of court software this morning. Pulaski County could save $25,000 a year by switching to the Odyssey case management system used by most of the rest of the state. Continue reading
Pulaski County EMS is considering a mutual aid agreement with a neighboring county. Director Nikki Lowry says the goal of the arrangement with Lutheran Ambulance Service in Fulton County is to ensure adequate coverage by sharing resources. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Safety Committee has identified a number of concerns at various county buildings that need to be addressed. EMS Director Nikki Lowry is the chair. She told the county council and commissioners Monday night some of the issues may be addressed during courthouse renovations. Continue reading
Northwest Indiana faces a shortage of skilled workers, but steps are being taken to change that. That’s the message the Indiana Region 1 Works Council shared with the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. Continue reading
Pulaski County EMS Director Nikki Lowry asked the commissioners Monday night for help in retaining staff in her department.
She stated that there is a short turnaround of staff and believes that Pulaski County EMS needs to be more competitive when it comes to pay and work available.
Lowry also suggested offering incentives such as continuing education.
A fire-damaged ambulance that has been rebuilt and brought back is still not an active part of the EMS fleet in Pulaski County.
Jason Bunger from Novotny Insurance and EMS Director Nikki Lowry told the commissioners that the state is holding up the process.
An inspection of the Pulaski County EMS truck damaged in a Feb. 7 fire near Star City found numerous electrical problems with the rig. The county’s insurance claim for damage to the vehicle isn’t finalized yet. EMS Director Nikki Lowry says the $4,000 reimbursement for the contents is nowhere near adequate to cover the losses, as the 800 MHz radio alone will cost $4,300 to replace. Lowry has since done a complete inventory of supplies that were on the truck that are no longer usable and told the county commissioners she is tallying that now. The ambulance was parked at Wagner Performance Diesel Repair near Star City on Feb. 7 when another vehicle in the shop caught fire. Lowry said the county’s agent with Francesville-based Novotony Insurance told her to proceed with getting the truck fixed and they would deal with the building owner’s insurance company after the repairs were made. County attorney Kevin Tankersley says she needs to continue forwarding information to the agent as it becomes available and hold him accountable for resolving the matter. Continue reading