ABERDEEN, S.D. -

A new ambulance service in Aberdeen plans to specialize in non-emergency calls.

Midwest Medical offers inter-facility transfers for Aberdeen and the surrounding area, not a 911 service. Business development director Sean DeLancey says the company had a few transfers in its first two weeks.

DeLancey said Midwest Medical could respond to a catastrophe, natural disaster or accident if multiple services are needed.

Brown County Emergency Management director Scott Meints says having the service available in the event of a mass casualty incident should be helpful.

Not everybody thinks the new business is necessary. Aberdeen Ambulance Service owner Dan Mielke says he understands the benefits of competition, but that he doesn't think the city has enough of a market to sustain three ambulance services.