City reverses policy, firetrucks will resume EMS calls

Since March 23rd the Monroe Fire Department has been refusing to respond to EMS calls because of fear of COVID-19, but that’s all over now. The city announced this week that the firetrucks will once again answer non-fire related calls.

   In March, Chief Terry Williams and Mayor Jamie Mayo announced that the leadership of the fire department had decided that it would not respond to any calls except fires and auto accidents that required removals because it feared its firefighters might give or contract COVID 19 to residents.

   That news didn’t sit too well with the public, especially as the Mayor was seeking re-election. The de…

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