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Long Beach : Ambulance Service for Emergencies to Change

August 20, 1992

A private ambulance service with its nearest station in Carson will begin transporting minor emergency victims in Long Beach in October, working under the Long Beach Fire Department's new response system.

The system, approved with the city's 1992-93 budget last month, will use the Goodhew Ambulance Service Inc. for less serious calls, such as a broken arm. This will allow the department's eight ambulances to be used solely for critical emergencies, such as heart attacks.

Currently, city ambulances are tied up 75% of the time responding to non-life-threatening calls, Deputy Fire Chief Skip Beck said.

Goodhew Ambulance, which received the city's contract Tuesday, will add at least two station sites within Long Beach by Oct. 1--one in the city's northern section and another in the south. It may use its Carson station to service the city's west end, a company spokesman said.

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