Ambulance Service Shuts Down Leaving Medics Without Jobs
Mounds of snow cover a row of MedCorp ambulances that sit idle after the Toledo-based company abruptly closed its doors.
The now-unemployed medics say they had no clue it was coming.
A half dozen medics agreed to talk to 10TV on the condition their identities were concealed.
They are fearful their last paycheck may be withheld for speaking to the media.
On Friday, they were told that they were out of jobs, effective immediately.
“It's like a bad dream. I'm just waiting to wake up and hope it's not true,” said one medic.
“My first reaction was ‘Wow, you're kidding right? This is not funny. This is not a time to be joking around about that,’” added another.
Medics say even the highest ranking officers in Columbus did not know the company was calling it quits, and they say corporate officials have fallen off the radar.
“We can't get a hold of anybody to get any answers. No one outside this station is answering their phone, or emails, or anything.”
The company employs about 60 full and part-time employees in Columbus and provided transport service for many area nursing homes.
Employees say there was no opportunity to say good-bye to patients, but they do have a final message for the company that slammed the door in their faces.
“Merry Christmas - I hope yours is better than ours.”
MedCorp filed for bankruptcy protection in 2011. The same year, it was acquired by First Med EMS. Phone calls to both companies were not returned.