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Sioux City City Council approves SCFR Ambulance plan

Sioux City City Council approves SCFR Ambulance plan

The City Council is moving forward with plans to have Sioux City Fire Rescue provide ambulance service starting in January.

We first told you about that plan on Friday.

It came about after Siouxland Paramedics announced it would stop providing service to Sioux City and North Sioux City on December 31st.

Tonight, the city council approved creating a new civilian paramedic division within SCFR, staffing it with 27 full-time positions.

The city will field three ambulances, based out of stations 1, 3 and 4, with reserve ambulances at stations 5, 7 and 8.

Getting that new division up and running is expected to cost about $600,000 dollars.


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