Yesterday, we told you that the Gadsden City Council had approved a new ambulance service to replace Gadsden-Etowah EMS. This morning, that new company was already taking calls. dvantage EMS Owner and Manager Joel Lonnergan says that his company already had its certification and licensing in order, so his ambulances were ready to roll as soon as the city council approval was made official. The locally-owned ambulance company took its first call this morning at 6:00a.m. Advantage EMS will now share in the rotation of emergency transports with Rural Metro Ambulance who has been the sole provider of emergency transports since the demise of Gadsden-Etowah EMS back in February. Advantage EMS will also be available for patients who need non-emergency transport. Advantage currently employs 25 full-time workers, but hopes to expand to as many as 60 or 70 in the near future. Anyone interested in applying for a job with the company can visit their office at 2802 Wills Creek Road in Gadsden or call them at 256-543-0991.