Ambulance shortage has Ohio agency using SUVs

Cleveland EMS is equipping supervisor SUVs to respond to emergencies and transport ambulatory patients


By Scott Taylor
WOIO

CLEVELAND — The City of Cleveland does not have enough ambulances to put on the streets so don't be shocked if you see an SUV pull up to your front door if you have an emergency.

19 Action News Investigative Reporter Scott Taylor has learned the city has taken SUVs driven by EMS supervisors and turned them into mini-ambulances.

"Ideally, we would have 18 ambulances. We are making up the difference with two SUVs," says Ken Silliman, the Chief of Staff for Mayor Frank Jackson.

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