Local EMS merging with Effingham-area service

Clubs and Organizations

August 13, 2019

Officials of two ambulance companies hope a merger between United Life Care and Lakeside EMS will build upon ULC's tradition of service in Crawford County. It was announced last week that United was merging with Lakeside, a two-year-old service based in Effingham County. Andrew Hargrave, a co-owner in United since 2015, explained fellow co-owner Earl Deckard is preparing to retire. The merger means Lakeside owners Jarod Estes and Steven Gray will come in to help Hargraves manage the local service.