Emergency Ambulance Authority
The Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority created by the Hardy County Commission is a 15 member Board of Directors created by WV Code § 7-15 et seq. to provide Emergency Ambulance Service to Hardy County, West Virginia.
Q: Why did the Hardy County Commission purchase the building in Baker? Baker is an excellent central location for Hardy County. Baker is 16 miles from Moorefield, 14 miles from Mathias, and 9 miles from Wardensville. A Paramedic in Baker is able to respond to all of the major areas of Hardy County in a reasonable amount of time, thus making it an ideal location for an EMS Station. The former Mathias-Baker building is already equipped to be a fully functioning EMS Station, capable of housing multiple EMS vehicles as well as personnel. It is also capable of serving as a training facility. All things that the current Mathias-Baker Volunteer Fire Company Berg Station is not equipped to provide. The building has also served many other purposes to the community such as: fundraisers, banquets, blood drives, community health and fitness programs, which we hope to continue to provide these opportunities to the public. The building will also serve as a future voting site. The building is currently owned by the Hardy County Commission and leased to the Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority.
Q. Do Authority Board Members get paid? Ambulance Authority Board of Directors get paid a maximum of $20 a meeting which is set by the WV Code.
Emergency Ambulance Authority Board of Directors
The Ambulance Authority Board of Directors consists of people with a wide knowledge of finance, business management, and emergency services. Their primary concern is the expeditious and effective delivery of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to the citizens of Hardy County.
The Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7pm. The meetings are open to the public and are currently held at the Hardy County HazMat Building on Emergency Lane in Moorefield WV. You may contact 304.530.0255, three business days prior to the meeting to be placed on the agenda.
The Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority currently owns 2 Ambulances and a Chase Unit. One ambulance was fully funded and one partially with grant funds from the Rural HealthCare Authority. The Ambulances and Chase unit are currently in operation and providing EMS in Hardy County West Virginia. The Ambulance Authority currently leases a Rescue Squad Building in Baker West Virginia.