SAMSON, Ala. (WDHN)— Samson Rescue is dealing with an issue other private and government-run rescue squads are dealing with statewide.

Recently, the state of Alabama approved a fee on emergency medical transport providers.

The Samson City Council passed a measure where its rescue service will be charging the fee on emergency and non-emergency runs, just like other cities statewide.

The mayor says the new assessment on emergency medical transport is required by the state.

The new fee schedule is expected to go into effect early next year.