EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— The new Ambulance Consortium in Kent County is growing.
Grand Rapids, Grandville, East Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Wyoming and Rockford have already voted to form the consortium. Plainfield Township is also considering joining.
The Ambulance Consortium would establish across-the-board ambulance service standards for all communities involved, through contracts. East Grand Rapids City Manager Brian Donovan says communities that are part of the consortium will create an oversight group which will make sure all ambulance companies are abiding by contractual standards. By consolidating regulation, each community will save staff time and money.
Kent County communities have been working on the partnership since 2010.