A ceremony in Rock Spring tommorrow will mark the official handover of the ambulance authority for Walker County from Hutcheson Medical Center to the new Walker County Ambulance service.

Walker County plans to operate six ambulances in various parts of the county to begin with.  The area that the service must cover is extinsive going from the Tennessee State Line at Chattanooga to the Dekalb County, Alabama line near Mentone and in the West Armuchee area near Floyd and Chattooga County.

David Ashburn, Walker County Coordinator, has said that the six ambulance crews will be staffed and ready to go midnight on Wednesday.