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By Bill Stevenson
Gazette Editor 

Tekoa ambulance service in need of more volunteers


November 24, 2021

Tekoa Ambulance Association

Tekoa Community Ambulance Association has two ambulances.

TEKOA - A posted sign warns Tekoa residents of long waits for an ambulance if there aren't more volunteers.

Retired EMT Jim Gordon's signature is on a sign in a store window.

"You could lose your emergency ambulance service. Rosalia ambulance is covering Tekoa because of a lack of volunteers. If you dial (9-1-1), you could be waiting for a minimum of half an hour. In an emergency that is too long. The next closest ambulance is Colfax.

"Please step up. It could be (your) loved one who needs the help. I hope people will step up and volunteer, so we don't lose this valuable service. This is an...

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