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DEMSI files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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Decatur's ambulance service has been under fire for non-compliance issues following a partial walk-off. Decatur's ambulance service has been under fire for non-compliance issues following a partial walk-off.
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

Officials with the Decatur Emergency Medical Service, Inc. (DEMSI) will appear in a federal bankruptcy court next week after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

The filing states that DEMSI has anywhere from 50-99 creditors and owes somewhere between $1-10 million.

Earlier this month, several DEMSI employees walked off the job for several hours. That put the ambulances out of service, and Decatur city leaders determined DEMSI was out of compliance with their service agreement for a week.

DEMSI officials or their attorneys will appear in a federal bankruptcy court March 3, the same day the City of Decatur is set to decide if DEMSI can keep their license.

The Decatur EMS coordinator said DEMSI has one ambulance still in service, but he does not know if that truck will stay in service until the bankruptcy hearing.

DEMSI officials estimate the company has between $500,000 and $1 million in assets.

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