SPI forms local EMS unit

South Padre Island Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services purchased a new ambulance from Port Isabel to stock their newly formed local EMS unit. (Courtesy photo from SPIFD)

 

By SCARLET O’ROURKE
Staff Writer
editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com

Emergency Medical Services are now Island based.

“We are now certified as a 911 provider service,” said South Padre Island Fire and EMS Chief Burney Baskett.

The Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSH) finished the certification process on Friday for the SPI station.

After purchasing a second EMS unit from Port Isabel, Baskett is glad to report that the City of South Padre Island will be providing emergency rescue services as opposed to relying on an outside contracted source for the first time in years.

To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the Sept. 26 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

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