EMS Team Growing In Marshall County

Marshall County Commissioners are completing the staffing process for the newly formed Marshall County Emergency Medical Services.

During their regular meeting Tuesday morning, commissioners approved the hiring of three EMT employees and one paramedic, all to fulfill part-time positions. The new hires will begin Oct. 17 at a rate of $16 per hour. The new employees will add to 10 full-time employees and nine part-time employees currently with the service.

Commissioners also agreed to a relationship with the Cameron Nursing Home Rehabilitation Center for Marshall County EMS to do transports of patients from Wetzel, Marshall and Ohio counties to area hospitals.

“We’re completing hiring and filling our part-time roles,” County Administrator Betsy Frohnapfel said. “This will cut down on our overtime and full-time people picking up extra shifts to make sure we have full coverage.”

Commissioners also approved the finished product for courthouse restroom renovations.The project began in March. In May, commissioners approved a $26,821 change order to the original $90,000 renovation project for the first-floor bathrooms in the Marshall County Courthouse.

According to Frohnapfel, the project took three months longer than expected, and now totals a little over $116,821 upon completion.

She said the bathrooms had not been updated in over three decades. As part of the project, Colaianni Construction of Dillonvale replaced original piping, wrap wiring and more.

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