Angelina County progressing towards transition to new emergency service provider

Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 5:59 PM CDT
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LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Leaders in Angelina County met this week to discuss more details on the emergency service provider transition for the area.

The contracted provider is Allegiance Mobile Health. The service already has a station at the intersection of First Street and Atkinson Drive in Lufkin. County Judge Don Lymbery said the meeting this week was to help keep everyone up to speed on the terms and conditions in the contract.

“The proposed contract is what we went through,” Lymbery said. “Line by line, page by page, and made sure all of their questions have been answered, all of our questions were answered, any of the commissioners that were there, if he had any questions and also the situation with the volunteer fire department.”

The contract will be brought in front of the county commissioners for approval in the second week of November. Lymbery has also received counsel from Lufkin Fire Chief Jesse Moody on the structure of the new operation. The contract is expected to be passed, but Lymbery and his fellow county officials want to have as many potential hiccups resolved before it is finalized.

“We are looking at every facet that could possibly happen, and we want to make sure that no stone is left unturned,” Lymbery said. “We want to make sure that when we go forward with this, it is the right way to go forward for everybody in the county.”

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