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January 26, 2014

Concerns arise over ambulance service in western Parker Co.

Hospital district questions ESD No. 9 over discussions with EMS companies

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“At this time we are in no position to make any change whatsoever and I don’t want to as long as I feel like, and the citizens of this area feel like, they are getting the most bang for their buck,” Calhoun added.

“If they don’t want us, that’s one thing,” Calhoun said. “We have many options. But on the other end of it, they came and they spoke their piece. We also had contact with them the next morning to assure them that if there was any problem, if they had any kind of reserves or concerns, to don’t have them on our part. And that was face-to-face.”

“We assured them that we would be behind them if they wanted to do what they wanted to do,” Calhoun added. “That seems to me, ludicrous to think that we didn’t [want an ambulance station in the area].”

There is a history of promises to put an ambulance in the area, Calhoun said, adding that he understands that when the fire hall was built years ago, the county promised to put an ambulance in it but that never happened.

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