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By Joe Naiman
Village News Correspondent 

North County Fire Protection District approves ambulance acquisition


Last updated 1/20/2018 at 6:29pm

The North County Fire Protection District will be replacing one of its ambulances in 2018.

The NCFPD board voted 5-0, Dec. 12, to approve the purchase of a new 2018 Life Line ambulance.

“We should see that here by July 1 if not sooner,” NCFPD Fire Chief Steve Abbott said.

The closure of Fallbrook Hospital in December 2014 has forced NCFPD ambulances to transport patients to hospitals in other towns and has increased ambulance travel.

“We’ve tripled the amount of mileage the ambulances take for calls,” Abbott said.

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