MUSCLE SHOALS - Another company has entered the controversy over who will provide ambulance service in Muscle Shoals
Jason Tindal, of Decatur-based First Response Ambulance, made a presentation to council members Monday, verbalizing the company's plans to seek a business license to offer general transport services in the city.
A general transport license allows an ambulance company to move patients from homes, nursing homes, hospitals and doctor's office and other facilities to medical treatment facilities such as clinics and hospitals.
The council delayed voting on the matter, pending verification of the company's state ambulance license and liability insurance, but Tindal said he's confident the city will grant the business license.
He said the general transport license is his first step in preparing to bid on a contract to provide emergency ambulance response within the city limits, which is currently a controversial issue.