Ambulance district approves cost of living adjustment

Democrat photo/Garrett Fuller — A sign for the Mid-Mo Ambulance District headquarters is seen Nov. 7, 2022, in Tipton.

Mid-Mo Ambulance District employees are getting a raise.

The Mid-Mo Ambulance District Board of Directors approved a 3.2 percent cost of living adjustment for employees at its Nov. 8 monthly meeting. According to meeting minutes, the raise -- based on the government's rate -- is paid in a lump sum check in December.

District Administrator Lee Kempf informed the board of an accident involving one of the district's ambulances. While assisting with a motor vehicle accident in Morgan County with the Gravois Fire Protection District, an emergency medical technician driving the ambulance struck an open door on a fire apparatus. Repairs to the ambulance are estimated to cost approximately $13,000. Insurance information was presented to the Gravois Fire Protection District for their claim.

A date for the district's Christmas meal had been set for Dec. 15 at the meeting.

A concerned citizen addressed the board in closed session, with no actions required.

There were 359 calls throughout the district in October with 247 transports. Versailles had 206 calls with 145 transports; California had 83 calls with 56 transports; and Tipton had 70 calls with 46 transports.

The Mid-Mo Ambulance District Board of Directors will meet again 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at its business office, 221 S. Moreau Ave., Tipton.