The Sumner County Board of County Commissioners has implemented changes to the County-wide EMS district map. The redistricting assures improved response times to rural areas. Two areas that were specifically addressed were the southeast corner of the county and areas around Argonia. The southeast corner (the Geuda Springs area) was previously serviced by Wellington. That area will now be serviced by the Arkansas City Fire/EMS Department. Areas around Argonia were likewise adjusted to improve response time and will be serviced by Caldwell EMS, Norwich EMS, and Wellington Fire/EMS. Areas previously experiencing up to thirty minute response time will have improved response due to the redistricting. The Board of County Commissioners began the redistricting process in March, 2017. Sumner County 911 has been directed and equipped to implement the new districts beginning January 1, 2018.