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Purchase of new ambulance approved in special assembly meeting



A design of a Ford F-350 ambulance, which the Wrangell Borough Assembly recently agreed to purchase.

In a special meeting last Thursday evening, May 28, the borough assembly approved the purchase of a new ambulance. This purchase, according to Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen, is to strengthen a potential weak spot in the city's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It became glaringly apparent, recently, that a huge gap in our local medical capacity is an ambulance," she said. "You heard Captain Sprehe speak tonight, now that we have to consider every individual a screen positive because so many folks are asymptomatic, that means we will be even further short on ambulances."

The meeting's ag...

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