We reported last fall that the City budget crunch might cause the removal of Dallas Fire Rescue’s ambulance at Station 17 located at Skillman and Belmont. Bruce Felps at EastDallasTimes.com reports that according to Assistant Fire Chief Tod Gillam, the ambulance will be reassigned to another station during the last week of March or first week of April.
According to DFR, Station 17 receives the fewest emergency medical calls in the city among all station houses. Our area will probably be served by Station 8, located 2 minutes farther away at Garrett and Monarch. Station 17 will still have paramedics. According to Gillam, “They have all the tools, all the drugs, and can do everything an ambulance can do except transport.”