The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

H.E.A.R.T. requests funds for extra ambulance

High volume of calls necessitating 2 trucks for local squad

 

November 17, 2022

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H.E.A.R.T members check out their new ambulance in January of 2020.

A spike in calls has led members of the Hartley Emergency Ambulance Rescue Team (H.E.A.R.T.) to ask for another set of wheels and space to house it.

Squad members Brian Myers, Candy Ruschmann and Pam Sease met with the city council Monday to request budgetary consideration in the coming fiscal year to help with unforeseen expenses. The ambulance team has seen calls increase by 25 percent each year for the past three years, Myers explained, which has necessitated a need for another used vehicle and an addition to the existing garage.

Myers noted H.E.A.R.T. has already logged nearly 300 calls...



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