Officials with Trans Care services in the Wabash Valley plan to expand.
The main station is in Terre Haute. But recently, they found another permanent home in Knox County.
Trans Care is an internally funding emergency transport service. They have critical and ventilator transportation and routine transfers. Their new spot in vincennes is still under construction, but they tell me how they hope to help the Knox County area.
“We look at how we’re going to expand, what we’re going to do and Knox County was a prime fit for us.”
Trans Care services in Knox County are stationed down town at 401 Vigo Street. Trans Care has been in Knox County for nearly two years, but just recently settled into this new spot. That’s in addition to the already existing county ambulance service.
Director of West Central Indiana Trans Care, Jason Orman says they work with the hospital and other facilities in Knox County and nearby sunrise coal mine, but they’re mor than willing to assist 911 if needed.
“We will travel to where the need is, but when we see the need gets bigger, it’s time to investigate, should we open up a station in this area or not?” Orman said.
From the Terre Haute location it takes 55 minutes to even get into Knox County, now with a facility there, it takes roughly 10 minutes to get help to those in need.
Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum says the local ambulance care bought out an additional service.
“We are down to one service and it’s nice that trans care can back them up if need be,” Mayor Yochum said.
There are roughly 12 employees at the Knox County location that’s in operation 24-7. Trans Care in Vigo County employs roughly 120 emergency personnel.
“If there overflow or heavy run volume, they don’t have to rely on other counties far away, they can depend on us if they need to, we’re just adding another resource to the area,” Orman said.
The trans Care service in vincennes plans to finish up their facility once it gets warmer and will hold an open house.