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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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.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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