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brought a combination of trust, stability and harmony between ambulance workers and the members of the Fire Rescue Service?, remarked Engleder. Millington said the cross training (EMR/EMT) procedures between the ambulance and Fire Rescue members has gone very smooth. The ambulance society will provide Imperial Oil operation with medical services seven evenings a week from now till April 30/04. This support in way of an evening medical attendant is necessary due to the increased level of drilling and construction activity by Imperial Oil over the next five months. This additional medical service will encompass Imperial staff that support operations, building maintenance, drilling and construction. seven days a week?, stated Esso Operations Manager Rick Gallant.
The plight of the Cold Lake Ambulance Society (CLAS) over the past few years can be compared to that of Timex watches they continue to ?take a lickin? but keep on tickin?.?
documented. The City council was attempting to incorporate the Ambulance Society and their workers under the city?s operations ?umbrella?. Meetings by both sides were on going, reviewing the CLAS finances, hours of operation, manning levels, possible cross training/integration with the Fire Rescue Service, and overall quality of ambulance service being provided to the community. City council?s persistence relating to a takeover, and the manner in which they presented their takeover proposal was met with with a ?wall? of resistance by the Ambulance Board.
?This agreement is a big boost for our operation?s bottom line? remarked Ambulance Society President, Bob Engleder. Although this is a short term contract, Engleder hopes that this will eventually lead to other future partnering projects with Imperial Oil.
The ambulance society has always provided this area with top notch service but this success was accompanied by it?s share of growing pains. It was only a couple of years ago that the Cold Lake Ambulance Society was literally battling to stay in operation. Their long running feud with the City to keep their operation a private enterprise was well Saucony Guide 9 Women's
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