Mission-based EMS provider to serve portion of Hidalgo County

1 year 2 months 1 week ago Tuesday, September 20 2022 Sep 20, 2022 September 20, 2022 10:09 PM September 20, 2022 in News - Local

Hidalgo County commissioners secured a new agreement with a Mission-based EMS provider to serve those living in Precinct 3.

The agreement with Skyline EMS was reached days before Precinct 3’s contract with Pharr EMS is set to end.

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Without the new deal, the ambulance response times would have been a lot longer.

"We're only going to be responding to the rural areas," Hidalgo County Precinct 3 Commissioner Everardo “Ever” Villarreal said.

The six-month contract with Skyline will cost Precinct 3 taxpayers $60,000 every month.

The Delta region in Hidalgo County Precinct 1 will be serviced by Pharr EMS until September 30. County commissioners did not make a decision on what will happen after that date.

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