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Putnam EMS To Raise Fees To Stay In Line With Medicare Allowable Rates

Putnam EMS is raising its rates for the first time since 2015 to keep up with Medicare rate increases. EMS Chief Tommy Copeland said that the law states a local EMS is not allowed to charge anyone less than what the Medicare rate is. “And our rates were so low for these things,” Copeland said. “That on a non-emergency trip ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Celebrates National EMS Week With Saturday Community Fair

Putnam County celebrates National EMS Week this Saturday. EMS Chief Tommy Copeland said emergency personnel are hosting a community fair to show people what it is like to work the job. “We’re going to have some demonstrations and some ambulances and the bus,” Copeland said. “Weather permitted, we’re going to have Erlanger’ aircraft. We’re also going to do some demonstration ... Read More »

Putnam Looks to Replace Aging Defibrillators

Putnam County is looking to replace 12 to 15 of its public access defibrillators to avoid aging defibrillators from failing during an emergency. EMS Chief Tommy Copeland said the public accessing the defibrillators early on provides a high probability of bringing someone back in cardiac arrest. “We’ve had some good saves with people that were working in a factory that ... Read More »

Donate Blood This Friday For The Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Putnam County residents can support their favorite emergency agency by participating in this year’s Battle of the Badges Blood Drive. The one day Blood Assurance event Friday is a competition to see who can raise the most blood. EMS Chief Tommy Copeland said even though a trophy is up for grabs, the main goal is to fill the need for ... Read More »