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Wakefield city council seeks new city-based ambulance

 

January 24, 2018

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

LOCAL CITIZENS listen to Mike Yon, chief of the volunteer fire department in Wakefield, present a status report to the Wakefield City Council Monday.

By P.J. GLISSON

news@yourdailyglobe.com

WAKEFIELD - Before Jan. 1, Wakefield had an ambulance parked in its main street fire hall.

But Mike Yon, chief of the city's volunteer fire department, told the Wakefield City Council Monday the ambulance is no longer there.

Yon said that Beacon Ambulance Service, as of the start of the year, decided that staffing challenges would make it impossible to continue housing one of its vans in Wakefield.

So what happens when a Wakefield citizen calls 911 with a medical emergency?

In a Tuesday phone interview, Yon said that Beacon will still respond with an...



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