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Union Co. gets upgrade to ambulance service

UNION COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

Union County has received an upgrade in its ambulance service, according to the service director.

According to a news release, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Southern Illinois Regional Emergency Medical Services System approved a new licensure level for Union County Ambulance.

"Advanced Life Support" (ALS) is the new level of care in Union County.

Director Grant Capel and his staff have been working for sometime toward this important upgrade in service for the people of Union County, according to the release.

Capel says that new medications and medical interventions have been added to the service along with upgrading how situations will be treated in the field.

Union County Ambulance is a part of the Southern Illinois Regional Emergency Medical Services System from Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Capel says there will be no additional cost to the taxpayer.

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