Ala. City Starts Its Own Ambulance Service

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The City of Orange Beach, Ala., is starting its own ambulance service after years of contracting it out to Medstar, a private provider used by other agencies in the county. Mayor Tony Kennon said he expects services to be quicker with an internal provider because of the difficult logistics of travel to the coastal city, the Lagniapelle Weekly reported.

The city will spend more than $600,000 on two ambulances and hopes to use revenue from the service to pay for personnel costs.

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