By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,502)
Ambulance service at the Munjoy Hill Fire Station has been shutdown again tonight despite assurances from sources that this pattern would stop.
In the November 27th issue of the “Portland Press Herald,” the official mouthpiece of city hall, Acting Fire Department Chief David Jackson was quoted as saying that “the city has
often kept the ambulance in service by paying fire fighters overtime.”
However, the truth that the city apparently doesn’t want the public to know is that there is staff assigned to that ambulance each shift. That ambulance is browned out and the personnel is typically moved to cover vacancies on the trucks and the fireboat.
Meanwhile this blogger has still received no response to several emails and phone calls to city officials – dating back to the Thanksgiving weekend.
Drip. Drip. Drip On!