Detroit officials frustrated by poor ambulance service

Nearly 60 percent of city's EMS vehicles out of service for repairs


By Darren Nichols
The Detroit News

Detroit — Detroit's troubled ambulance service had more than half of its vehicles out of service Monday for repairs, fire officials told city leaders.

City Council members grilled fire officials about broken equipment, slow EMS response times and mismanagement and demanded action to fix the department. Only 19 of the city's 46 ambulances were in service Monday — just over 40 percent.

"We need to do something so we have sufficient vehicles to service our citizens," Councilwoman Brenda Jones said. "We cannot lose lives because we don't have enough vehicles."

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