Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters told AM 1180 this week that the County’s Emergency Medical Service recently acquired a new ambulance.  The ambulance was purchased at a cost of only $32,000 to the county with the remaining money coming from Georgia Rural Healthcare in the form of a grant.

Winters said the possibility exists that the county could get another new ambulance in 2010 through FEMA assistance.  If that grant works out it would be a deal for the county with FEMA paying 95% of the cost for the new ambulance.