WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — As the city of Georgetown takes ownership of its own Emergency Medical Service, the Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is rerouting their resources to cover other areas of the ever-growing county.
Starting in October, the Corn Hill station in Jarrell will be a permanent home for Medic 31, responding to calls for help in the northern part of Williamson County.
“We are excited to provide the residents of Jarrell with a higher level of emergency care with less travel time required than before. It is a new adventure for us. Many of our people are used to working alone, and now we will be more of a team, which is exciting,” said Jarrell Fire Chief Bobby Belcher.
But Jarrell isn’t the only city benefiting from the changes. The Weir Fire Department and Florence Fire Department will both receive an EMS presence.
Next year, ambulances Medic 53 and Medic 52 will operate in Round Rock and Cedar Park respectively as demand ambulances. Williamson County officials say these ambulances will be on duty during peak hours to provide an additional response resource when calls tend to increase.