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
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