Rates for the Kiel Ambulance Service will increase across the board by approximately 12 percent as the result of approval from the Kiel City Council at its June 14 meeting.

Proposals for the rate increases were submitted by Kiel Ambuslance Service Chief Dick Isely Jr., noting that the cost of disposable equipment has skyrocketed during the COVID pandemic.

“Our PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) has gone up anywhere from 300 to 500 percent. We have been fortunate to get some of our PPE from the feds and the state, but those avenues are going up as well,” Isely said.

He added that EMS services everywhere have taken on more protection for their employees as standard procedure in recent years.

(Please see the July 30 issue of the Tri-County News for more on this story.)

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