Several Decatur EMS employees reportedly took themselves "out of service" Friday.
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -
Several Decatur EMS employees reportedly took
themselves "out of service" Friday, concerning residents serviced by the
Morgan County 911 Director Ryan Welty said
Friday night that the disruption began around 5:30 p.m., when one Decatur EMS
truck, which includes two employees, notified them that they were no longer in
service, "for internal reasons." Welty said this is not a term they use in
By 6 p.m., Welty said, all Decatur EMS trucks
had put themselves out of service. Each truck is staffed by two people.
Ryan said that as of Friday night, two
Decatur EMS trucks were back in service, with a total of four employees working. In
addition there are five area first-response trucks in service.
When asked whether salary issues were the
reason for the disruption, Welty said he had no firsthand knowledge that
employees were not being paid, but that Decatur EMS has a history of paychecks
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