Brent Teter, owner and co-director of TECHS, Inc., addresses
first responders Monday evening at the Osage City fire station.
Jeremy Gaston | Editor
The Osage County Commission opened a brief meeting Monday morning
by signing contracts with TECHS, Inc. to take over ambulance service
for the county.
Commissioners signed a four-year contract for $479,000 per year
with the company, which currently provides ambulance service to
Jackson and Nemaha counties. The contract completes a motion from
the May 23 meeting, where commissioners agreed unanimously to
switch to TECHS from American Medical Response, the county’s
“We believe they best suited the bill,” said Osage
County Commissioner Mike Pruitt.
The decision was influenced by the recommendation of a committee
made up of Pruitt, Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn, Osage County
Health Department Director Anne Gray, Osage County Emergency Management
Director Bryce Romine and Burlingame Fire Chief Jim Strohm.
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