The nearly hour-long meeting featured residents sharing their concerns with the city's administration regarding the possible move, with questions ranging from staffing concerns to how much revenue the service could generate.
Councilman Mark Haney says, overall, he was pleased with how the meeting went.
Ultimately, Haney says the possibility of the city starting its own ambulance service is in no way an attack on Uhrichsville's current service provider, Smith Ambulance.
With so many residents speaking out against the idea, Mayor Terry Culbertson says it is sometimes difficult to fight a seemingly uphill battle. He says, however, that residents must be willing to give the fire department a chance to further their research.
Aside from an actual ambulance, Haney says the fire department already possesses nearly all the tools necessary to run an ambulance service, including certified staff members.
Haney says he hopes to have a formal plan in place within the next six months to give both residents and council a better idea of how the service would work moving forward.