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Leaders scrounge for ambulance repair funding

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - While the Guam Fire Department currently has six ambulances to service the entire island today, Governor Felix Camacho says he is well aware of the more than $95,000 GFD needs for ambulance repairs.  The Bureau of Budget Management & Research is working with the Department of Administration to secure funding, and Camacho says he is still waiting to see the language in a recent measure that would free up money from the FLAME Fund. 

"We are trying to find the most sources," the governor noted, adding, "obviously what comes from the Legislature remains to be seen - in this most difficult time finding money we must do anything we can, but I will wait and see what the Legislature gives me."

Bill 376 was recently passed during last week's legislative session. The measure would make available the money necessary to get eight ambulances out of repair shops, two of which have been sitting in the shop for close to a year because of lack of payment.

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