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CFD to present case for ALS ambulance service on October 16

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The Chesterton Fire Department is inviting the public to attend a special presentation on a proposed municipal ambulance service, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the town hall.

Fire Chief Mike Orlich announced the presentation at Monday’s Town Council meeting.

Orlich noted that several readers of the Chesterton Tribune have written Voices of the People in opposition to the proposal, under which the CFD would hire four new paramedics and purchase two ambulances—one of them probably used—and, tentatively on April 1, 2013, begin to offer advanced life support services to Chesterton residents.

The CFD has calculated that the service would not only pay its own way but could potentially provide a new revenue stream.

“Hopefully folks will attend, listen, and get educated,” Orlich said. “And give us their input.”

Orlich added that the CFD would be happy to make the same presentation to local service and fraternal organizations and is scheduled to do so for Chesterton/Porter Rotary.



Posted 9/26/2012