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December 06, 2013

Detroit EMS to receive last of donated ambulances

The vehicles now join 10 previously delivered ambulances, completely replacing the fleet

The Associated Press

DETROIT — The final group of 13 new ambulances has been received by the city of Detroit.

Mayor Dave Bing will turn the keys to the vehicles over to fire officials during a ceremony Thursday morning at the city's Public Safety Headquarters.

The vehicles will join 10 previously delivered new ambulances.

After an appeal by Bing, businesses and foundations raised $8 million for the ambulances and 100 new police cruisers.

Donors included Penske Automotive Group owner Roger Penske, Quicken Loans Inc., General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., Chrysler Group LLC and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Associated PressCopyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

A federal judge on Tuesday allowed Detroit to become the largest U.S. city to go bankrupt. A state-appointed emergency manager says the city's debt is at least $18 billion.

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Avanza Vaile Avanza Vaile Friday, December 06, 2013 11:04:52 AM so are these free ambulances?
Nick Khamhou Dethoudo Chaleunphone Nick Khamhou Dethoudo Chaleunphone Friday, December 06, 2013 11:28:59 AM So explain to me again, how in the hell can Detriot get this when they ran their city to the ground and is bankrupt.
Cameron Jae Cameron Jae Friday, December 06, 2013 12:04:02 PM Read the bottom Nick.. buisinesses and.foundations raised the money for them.
Roger Look Roger Look Friday, December 06, 2013 1:37:55 PM hear the video again, all the money came as donations, no tax money was used.
Roger Look Roger Look Friday, December 06, 2013 1:39:24 PM these could have been cheaper if they did not have to have all the city decals on them. could have saved a couple thousand dollars on each vic.
Jeremy Markham Jeremy Markham Friday, December 06, 2013 2:46:06 PM Type 4 rig ey... Beast mode.
Rick Towne Rick Towne Friday, December 06, 2013 3:03:37 PM When it's free, take what they give you. Private business wants to buy that, so be it.
Rick Towne Rick Towne Friday, December 06, 2013 3:06:11 PM If unable to comprehend article, watch the video, says pretty much the same thing. Scary if these people commenting are in EMS.
Tammy Covert Smith Tammy Covert Smith Friday, December 06, 2013 5:52:34 PM I would like to say that i work at Horton's the one's that builted all these for them and am very proud of these new rig's and that they was donated to them show's when times are rough there are still people out there that care. Good luck Detroit on your new Ambulances....
Pascal Hay Pascal Hay Friday, December 06, 2013 7:59:48 PM What happened to the tax money the citizens paid for the service? It is very commendable that the different people, groups, and agencies donated money. However, the citizens have paid some sort of tax that was earmarked for this and due to whatever reason wasn't used. Where is that money and why isn't someone being held accountable for the misplacement, misappropriation, disappearance of, or whatever it is that happened to the money?
Christopher Fabulouz Emt Dixon Christopher Fabulouz Emt Dixon Tuesday, December 10, 2013 4:07:02 PM this is BULLSHIT just because detriot is fucked up doesn't mean people should bail them out!!!

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