City, suburban fire chiefs clash on medical run deal

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by WHAS editors

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 16 at 11:17 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Medical emergency runs in Louisville are getting a second look while city and suburban fire chiefs negotiate over money.

Negotiations broke down when the suburban fire chiefs rejected a city offer of $1 million to continue medical runs.

While EMS responds to all calls, it is believed fire departments can respond faster.

Thirteen of the 17 suburban fire districts in Jefferson County have now stopped responding when a patient's life or safety was not at risk.

Talks are set to resume next week.

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