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June 4, 2013

City hopes taxpayers will pick up ambulance tab

By Barrett Tryon and Sean McDowell

CREIGHTON, Mo. — In many small towns, emergency medical care is as close as an ambulance ride. But in Creighton, Mo., in Cass County, the city could soon be without local ambulance service — unless if taxpayers pick up the tab.

Right now, ambulances are used from nearby Garden City. It’s a 15-minute drive to Creighton and their services, operated completely by volunteers, are used about 100 times per year.

“It’s not like we’re trying to break the bank here. We just want those folks to pick up a portion of that responsibility to provide service,” said Fire Chief Mark Lopez with the Garden City Fire Department.

Full story: Creighton hopes taxpayers will pick up ambulance tab