Balmorhea Losing Emergency Services, Leaving Pecos to Cover County

By: Sarah Snyder
NewsWest 9

Emergency services in Balmorhea are coming to a screeching halt in a few months and that means Pecos EMS workers will have to pick up the slack covering the entire County.

Come the first of the year, any time an ambulance is needed in Reeves County they'll have to wait until the city of Pecos can get there.

The EMS director told NewsWest 9, that means, they'll be covering about 2,600 square miles all across the county including a 60 mile stretch of Interstate 20. Right now, there are 7 full time Pecos emergency workers and 5 part time workers.

So in order to help deal with the added pressure and work-load, the Pecos City Council will begin discussions at Thursday night's meeting. 

NewsWest 9 will have coverage of the meeting and a look at why Balmorhea is shutting it's service down.