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.”
Pulaski County Emergency Medical Services is seeking quotes for an addition to its Winamac ambulance garage. After having had a chance to review updated expansion plans from EMS Director Bryan Corn, the commissioners had no questions or issues with the proposal during last week’s meeting. They gave Corn the go-ahead to start seeking cost estimates. Continue reading
Updated plans for an addition to the Winamac ambulance garage were presented to the Pulaski County Commissioners Monday. EMS Director Bryan Corn said he’s scaled the proposal back significantly from what former EMS Director Nikki Lowry had requested last year. “We took the porch off. We don’t need the porch,” he said. “We took all the interior rooms out. We don’t need the interior rooms. We can make it work without having the interior rooms in there. So essentially what this would be is just an open addition onto the garage.”
Former Pulaski County EMS Director Nikki Lowry has been charged with six felonies, amid allegations that she stole more than $12,000 in department training funds. Lowry was fired from the EMS Department last November, following an investigation into the complaints.
Pulaski County Emergency Medical Services is once again asking for more room for its ambulances. EMS Director Bryan Corn told the county council and commissioners last week that the department’s trucks are outgrowing the Winamac EMS garage. “Our oldest truck, she’s really, really long,” Corn explained, “and in order to get the garage door to close, you about have to put it into the wall a little bit.”
The search is on for a new Pulaski County Emergency Medical Services director. The county commissioners decided Monday to advertise the opening for two weeks in the Pulaski County Journal, Francesville Tribune, Pulaski Post, and Logansport Pharos-Tribune. They hope to hire someone in January.
Pulaski County Emergency Medical Services will no longer handle billing in-house. The county commissioners voted Monday to hire a company called Ambulance Billing Services to do it, at the recommendation of Interim EMS Director Kyle McTiegue. Continue reading
Pulaski County has fired its emergency medical services director, over concerns that she used county money on personal expenses. The county commissioners voted unanimously Monday to terminate the employment of Nikki Lowry, effective immediately.
Some Pulaski County government offices are finding themselves short-staffed, and that’s putting a strain on their budgets for part-time help. This week, the county council approved budget transfer requests from both the Assessor’s Office and the EMS Department.
The Pulaski County Commissioners may appoint a new county IT director during this morning’s meeting. They interviewed candidates last month, but decided to hold off on making a choice during their July 3 meeting. Pulaski County’s first full-time IT director, RB Walters, resigned from the position at the end of March.
The Pulaski County Council and Commissioners will get an update on the replacement of the courthouse elevator when they meet for a joint session this evening. The commissioners agreed last week to move ahead with the design for a new elevator, after the council approved funding last month.
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