Now that Pulaski County has a gas-powered ambulance, the EMS Department has to be able to get fuel to run it. The department’s fuel tanks only hold diesel, since that what the ambulances have typically used up until now. EMS Director Brandon DeLorenzo presented a couple of options to the county commissioners Monday.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council has reversed course on a salary change for a staff member in the Prosecutor’s Office. Last month, the council voted to tie the victim’s assistance coordinator’s pay rate to the level specified by the grant that funds the position, with Ken Boswell and Scott Hinkle opposing. But when it came time to update the salary matrix to reflect the change last week, council members Rudy DeSabatine and Jay Sullivan joined Boswell and Hinkle in opposition, denying the measure by a vote of four-to-three.Continue reading
Pulaski County officials will get their first look at the county’s new fiscal plan tonight. Last year, the county hired consultant Jeffrey Peters to look at the county’s finances and recommend adjustments to its tax structure, to make it more sustainable going forward.Continue reading
Pulaski County Emergency Medical Services continues planning for an addition to its Winamac ambulance garage. The county commissioners agreed Monday to let EMS Director Brandon DeLorenzo have the property surveyed and start the bidding process.Continue reading
Pulaski County Emergency Medical Services is updating its cardiac monitors. The county commissioners approved the purchase of four Zoll cardiac monitors Monday.Continue reading
The purchase of a new ambulance was approved by the Pulaski County Commissioners Monday. They chose a $129,900 bid from Arrow Manufacturing out of Iowa, at the recommendation of EMS Director Brandon DeLorenzo. “That’s where we’ve gotten our last three,” he explained, “so all the parts that I keep on hand for them, the latches that always break, they’ll fit this truck, as well.”Continue reading
The opening of ambulance bids during last week’s Pulaski County Commissioners meeting drew concerns from a couple of bidders. The county got a total of five bids from four companies, ranging from a little over $119,000 to almost $149,000. The apparent low bidder was Crossroads Ambulance Sales and Service out of Middlebury.Continue reading
Pulaski County Emergency Medical Services is seeking bids for fuel and a new ambulance. Last week, the county commissioners gave EMS Director Brandon DeLorenzo permission to solicit bids for a gas-powered truck.Continue reading
Pulaski County’s new EMS director is looking to make a few changes at the department. Brandon DeLorenzo told the county commissioners last week that he wants to bring back on-call pay. “We used to do on-call, and have somebody available on-call,” he explained. “We have a budget line item for that, but I don’t believe it’s in the pay matrix. I just wanted to get the process going on that.”Continue reading
Ambulance bids are expected to be discussed during this morning’s Pulaski County Commissioners meeting. The EMS Department had planned to purchase a truck this year. County officials have also been exploring the possibility of renting an ambulance or using a lease purchase agreement to spread out the payments.Continue reading
Pulaski County has a new EMS director. Brandon DeLorenzo was appointed to the position by the county commissioners Monday, after having served in the role on an interim basis since December 7.Continue reading
A Winamac man is dead, following a crash on U.S. 421 near Francesville Tuesday afternoon. The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office says it happened near County Road 600 South. Ronald Mark Vititoe, 72, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:20 p.m. by Coroner John Behny.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners will hear from a representative of the Save the Courthouse group tonight. The group formed after county officials unveiled a proposal last month to demolish the county’s 123-year-old courthouse and replace it with an addition to the Justice Center. At the time, Maintenance Director Jeff Johnston said the plan would address security and accessibility concerns, as well as a number of other issues, at about a third of the cost of renovating and expanding the existing courthouse.Continue reading
Pulaski County Emergency Medical Services is upgrading some of its training technology. The county commissioners Monday approved the purchase of the iSimulate system at a discounted price of $8,000, at the request of EMS Director Bryan Corn.
Another ambulance-versus-deer crash will mean a repair bill of almost $10,000 for Pulaski County Emergency Medical Services. It happened the day before Thanksgiving, according to EMS Director Bryan Corn. He told the county commissioners Monday that the ambulance was on its way to a 911 call, when it hit the deer.
Pulaski County EMS Director Bryan Corn made his resignation official during Monday’s county commissioners meeting. “I did send you guys a letter,” he explained. “I’ll go ahead, and we’ll make it public. We’ll make it official. I will be resigning my position as the EMS director. That will be effective this coming Friday, December 7.”
Financing options for a new ambulance were presented to the Pulaski County Commissioners last month. Angie Deming with Republic First National out of Rochester explained that the company specializes in lease purchase agreements. “Really, a lease purchase is no different than a loan,” she explained. “The only thing that makes this program different than a loan is that a loan is going to have a fixed term; regardless of what happens here at the county, you’re required to make the payment. However, with the lease purchase plan, it has a clause that’s called a non-appropriation clause in it.”
A Winamac couple’s gift to local emergency responders will help save lives for years to come. Pulaski County EMS Director Bryan Corn says he’ll be able to purchase two automated CPR devices, thanks to the $30,000 the department got from the Henry and Alice Mooi revocable trust.
The Pulaski County Commissioners still aren’t ready to move ahead with an ambulance rental arrangement. Last week, EMS Director Bryan Corn presented more details about the two ambulances that Arrow Manufacturing has available for rent.
Pulaski County is looking for a new EMS director. Bryan Corn is resigning to accept employment elsewhere, according to Auditor Laura Wheeler. Corn has served as EMS director since January. Applications for the position are being taken through December 7. The county hopes to have a new EMS director in place by January 2.