FANNIN COUNTY, Texas (KTEN) — After 22 years, the Bonham Fire Department will no longer provide emergency medical services for Fannin County residents who live outside the city limits.

Although the partnership with the county is ending, Bonham residents will continue to have EMS services using the city's fleet of seven ambulances.

In a Facebook post, Fannin County Judge Newt Cunningham said county commissioners put the service out to bid and Allegiance Mobile Health was the lowest bidder at $780,000 a year.

The City of Bonham's offer was $1.8 million, according to Cunningham.

"It was a hard call, but I believe it's what is best for the majority of our citizens," Cunningham wrote. "As a county, we do not have a million dollars to spare."

The judge added that Allegiance will deploy ambulances at three locations around the county.