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Just 4 ambulances covering entire island

by Nick Delgado

Guam - It seems the island's ambulance shortage continues, as KUAM News has confirmed for most of today there were only four working medics serving the island's entire population. Although one would think the situation would have improved with the recent enactment of public law to allow for the fire department to tap the FLAME Fund to pay to get ambulances that have been in the shop for almost a year, that hasn't been the case.

Guam Fire Department Spokesperson Joey San Nicolas explained the delay, saying, "As far as the other ambulance that are at Fleet Services and Triple J, we've put in all the requests for our [purchase orders] and we haven't got the request for those POs just yet."

San Nicolas says a fifth medic in undergoing air conditioning repairs and is expected to be back on line later today.

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