A change is being made to a recently enacted policy of dispatching only Archer City ambulances to Megargel emergencies, instead of ambulances from the closer town of Olney.
It will now return to Olney ambulances being dispatched to the town.
Kelly DeSautel, Megargel's Mayor and Fire Chief, had ordered ambulance services to the town be provided by only Archer City instead of Olney.
Mayor Pro-Tem Kim Cuba says during a city council meeting on Tuesday evening, DeSautel read a statement in which he justified his reasons for changing the ambulance service for the city.
Cuba says the council then listened to citizens comments before unanimously voting to go back to Olney ambulance service.
She says this decision is helping alleviate concerns residents had because Archer City is twice as far away from Megargel as Olney and, they fear waiting for first responders to arrive will put those in their community at risk.
"Yes, the citizens are very relieved that we are back with Olney. Olney's response time are much faster for us than Archer," Cuba says. "Technically the city council is the governing body and the city council should have voted on it to begin with."
Cuba says Archer City's ambulance service will be dispatched to Megargel when Olney cannot.