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By Dena Martin
The Times 

Fire District No. 2 will contract ambulance transport

District 2 EMS levy dollars will be funneled to District 3 to provide service


January 31, 2019

Times File Photo

Waitsburg Ambulance Service board members posed proudly in front of the brand new ambulance they purchased in 1973. WAS took out a two-year loan to purchase the vehicle, but paid it off in only four months. Community donations, along with a final check of $1,500 from Green Giant eliminated the debt. On arrival, the ambulance was paraded proudly up and down Main Street.

WAITSBURG – Effective Feb. 1, Waitsburg will no longer provide ambulance service. The Waitsburg Ambulance Service (WAS) was established in 1970 but financial difficulties forced the service to disband in January of 2013 when they handed transport services over to Columbia-Walla Walla County Fire District 2 (CWWFD2).

Three years later, a shortage of funds and volunteers has forced CWWFD2 to contract out services. Columbia County Fire District #3 will provide Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance transports and the Walla Walla Fire department will continue to provide Advanced Life Support (ALS...

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