HAGERSTOWN - Community Rescue Service officials told the Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday that the nonprofit ambulance service plans to open a station in the city's West End within the next few months.
Terry Trovinger, CRS's chief financial officer, said after the council work session that the West End station would become the new home for an ambulance that is stationed at the Antietam fire station on Summit Avenue.
CRS has to move so the Hagerstown Fire Department can make room for new equipment, he said.
Trovinger told the council that CRS appreciated the city's financial help over the years.
He said CRS used $75,000 that the city gave last year to help pay the cost of taking people to the hospital who can't afford to pay.
Those costs will only get worse, he said, because Medicaid recently cut reimbursements from $300 per ambulance run to $100.
"We can't operate on $100 a run," Trovinger said.