The new location provides the department with a Cedartown headquarters to better meet the needs of residents in West Polk County. Floyd also has two emergency medical stations in Rockmart.
“As part of Floyd’s new management agreement, we will be utilizing our base station out of Polk Medical Center,” said Bud Owens, director of Floyd EMS. “We will house one 24-hour advanced life support ambulance and one 12-hour advanced life support ambulance in Polk County.
“We feel like we have built a great base of support in Rockmart. This is an extension of what we have already been doing in Polk County since July 2009.”
Because Floyd is not the designated EMS provider for the Polk County 911 system, residents who want Floyd EMS to care for them must specifically ask for a Floyd ambulance when dialing 911.