Greene County EMS director resigns in wake of closure claims
The Greene County Emergency Medical Service’s director and several others are resigning after several weeks of uncertainty regarding the organization’s future.
Last week, GCEMS Director Zac Bolding disseminated a letter claiming the organization would close for good on Friday, May 20. But the organization’s board said no, it was not closing, and Bolding did not have the authority to make that decision.
On Friday, the organization received a $15,000 donation from the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and $10,000 from the T.S. Police Support League.
On Monday, Bolding and three paramedics resigned from GCEMS alongside a specially called board meeting discussing payroll.
EMS Technician Chris Jones was named interim director at that meeting.
Last week, GCEMS announced it was facing major financial issues and was on the verge of shutting down.
Eutaw Mayor Latasha Johnson said the ambulance service needed to raise $87,000 to stay afloat, but the community came together and is making that happen.
“We’re working together to get a long-term goal to try and help us to keep our ambulance service running,” Johnson said.
GCEMS is holding a meeting June 1 with the Greene County Commission for discussions on keeping the organization funded and afloat.
You can read Bolden’s resignation letter, provided to the Greene County Independent, below:
- Greene County ambulance service up against major budget issues: May 16, 2022
- Greene County EMS on life support: May 18, 2022
- As rumors mount, Greene County EMS still searching for funds: May 19, 2022
- Donations roll in to save Greene County Ambulance Service: May 23, 2022