Fla. fire chief wants to take over EMS from county

Venice Chief Jim Warman is recommneding the city take over EMS within city limits


By Greg Giles
North Port Sun

VENICE, Fla. — Venice Fire Chief Jim Warman is recommending the city take over emergency medical service within city limits. EMS is currently provided by Sarasota County firemedics.

In a letter dated Dec. 26 to City Manager Ed Lavallee, Warman said 911 responses and the number of EMS transports from Venice's three fire stations have steadily increased over the last three years 'providing an opportunity for the city to benefit from the current EMS millage and transport revenues to supplement an inefficient fire department staffing model.'

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