Ambulance service discussed at supervisors

“What is a life worth?” Bris-tow resident Diane Buss asked at the Butler County Supervisors meeting on Tuesday Sept. 24.

Diane Buss and Joyce Fenneman, also of Bristow, in-quired about the possibility of a county-wide ambulance service. Bristow and Aredale do not have ambulance services, and generally, residents have to wait for an ambulance from Waverly or Hampton.

“My nephew laid on the blacktop for 40-some minutes before anybody got there. If that was your kid, how would you feel?” Buss said.

She also mentioned a man who, she said, laid on Main St. in Allison for quite some time waiting for an ambulance.

“We’ve heard of a lot of instances lately where it has taken a long time for ambulances to get to different places…” Fenneman said. “We wonder about having a central location for fire and ambulance, or if something like that would work to have somebody on call 24/7.”

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