A familiar face will take over a new position within the Pettis County Ambulance District as longtime employee Roy Pennington was named Assistant Chief during Tuesday’s PCAD Board of Directors meeting.
Pennington, who has worked in emergency medical services since 1999, previously worked for APSI when it served as Pettis County’s only ambulance service and was hired on to PCAD when the district took over. He has served as a paramedic and shift supervisor with PCAD.
“I’m looking forward to continuing to serve the residents of Pettis County and moving our district forward in a positive position,” Pennington said.
During the meeting the board also discussed, but did not take action on, several bids including a bid for two new ambulances from American Response Vehicle, out of Columbia, for a total of approximately $582,000; and a bid for $17,000 worth of new gym equipment for Station No. 2 and the Windsor station. The board tabled both bids for further discussion.
PCAD Chief Eric Dirck also gave the board a quick update on services during the Missouri State Fair noting the MSF Volunteer Fire Department – which handles all medical calls on the fairgrounds – had 216 patients utilize their first aid tent and another 146 ambulance calls on the fairgrounds themselves.