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AMBULANCE SERVICE OPERATED BY FIRE DEPARTMENT PROVES VALUABLE

Issue 3 and Volume 93.

AMBULANCE SERVICE OPERATED BY FIRE DEPARTMENT PROVES VALUABLE Baltimore, Md., Fire Departments Round Out Eleven Years City Ambulance Service—Good Will Builder for Fire Service THE public municipal ambulance service operated by the Baltimore Fire Department recently filled out eleven years of service. This service, started June 15, 1927, has many times attracted the attention of Fire Departments all over this country. The seven ambulances in active service now make more than 16,000 runs yearly. They are manned by twenty-four firemen, who hold Advanced Course Red Cross certificates. Back in 1927 it became apparent that Baltimore needed a more efficient ambulance service than the patrol wagon system then in use. The Fire Department was given the job after other plans had been discarded. One plan would have given the ambulance service to the Police Department. A third plan would have provided each city hospital with an ambulance. There was a storm…

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