Published: Oct 31, 2013 10:40 AM EDT
Updated: Oct 31, 2013 11:04 AM EDT

BONITA SPRINGS, FL - Lee couny EMS staff are moving out of 3 Bonita Springs fire departments after the district has demanded the county pay rent. The Bonita Springs fire district requested EMS pay 200 thousand dollars per year in rent. The county balked at the idea and instead decided to move EMS workers into 3 area hotels. The ambulances and staff will stay at the hotels for up to nine months or until the county is able to secure more affordable housing. The county will spend 140 thousand dollars to pay for the hotels.