Rugby Ambulance Service in Need of New Ambulance, Equipment


QUALLICH, THANK YOU FOR WATCHING KX NEWS. OUR FIRST RESPONDERS ARE THE ONES WE CALL — IN TIMES OF NEED– DOING THEIR BEST TO HELP DURING ANY EMERGENCY. (KALBERER)– BUT NOW — ONE AMBULANCE SERVICE — IS SEEKING THE COMMUNITIES HELP.. KX NEWS’ MALIK WILSON TELLS US WHY IN TONIGHT’S TOP STORY. (MALIK WILSON) “RUGBY AMBULANCE STATION HAS BEEN IN SERVICE FOR NEARLY 60 YEARS.. RESPONDING TO..” (CAMERON THORNBERG, SHIFT SUPERVISOR) “ABOUT 525 TO 550 A YEAR. THAT INCLUDES 9-1-1 CALLS, TRANSFERS TO OTHER FACILITIES AND ALSO STAND-BY EVENTS.” (MALIK WILSON)- “HAVING ONLY ONE FULLY OPERATIONAL AMBULANCE.. IT’S HAD AND TEAR” (CAMERON THORNBERG) “IT DOES TAKE A TOLL ON OUR AMBULANCE AND THAT’S WHY THIS WAS STARTED TO GET A NEW ONE.. BECAUSE WE HAVE AN AMBULANCE THAT’S NEEDING TO BE REPLACED AND WE’RE ALSO WANTING TO PUT SOME INCREASE OPTIONS FOR OUR PATIENTS SECURITY AND OUR OWN SECURITY FOR TRANSPORT. MORE RESTRAINTS, MORE THINGS TO MAKE THE TRIP SAFER FOR US.” (MALIK WILSON) “SO AS A WAY TO GET A NEW AMBULANCE — AND EQUIPMENT — THEY’VE TURNED TO THE COMMUNITY FOR HELP.. (KATHY JELSING, FOUNDATION COORDINATOR, GOOD SAMARITAN HEALTH FOUNDTION) “STARTING WITH THE GOLF TOURNAMENT AND RAISE SOME MONEY FROM THAT, AND WE’VE BEEN DOING GRANT WRITING, AND RIGHT NOW WE’RE IN THE MIDST OF A CAMPAIGN WITH THE ST. JOSEPH’S COMMUNITY HEALTH FOUNDATION. THEY WILL MATCH EVERY DONATION THAT’S MADE BY ANYONE, ANY ORGANIZATION, OR PERSON UP TO 15-THOUSAND DOLLARS SO THAT WILL HELP US GREATLY IN OUR CAUSE.” (MALIK WILSON) “ON THE RIGHT TRACK — THE RUGBY AMBULANCE SERVICE HAS RAISED OVER 40-THOUSAND DOLLARS — AND WITH CONTINUOUS SUPPORT — THEIR GOAL WILL BE REACHED..” (KATHY JELSING) “THIS COMMUNITY HAS BEEN VERY GENEROUS OF GIVING TO THE FOUNDATION, AND WE’RE STILL KIND OF OFF.. THE PURCHASE PRICE WILL BE SOMEWHERE IN THE RANGE OF 190- THOUSAND DOLLARS.. AND I FEEL FORTUNATE THAT THE PEOPLE OF RUGBY AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS ARE WILLING TO CONTRIBUTE.” (MALIK WILSON) “MALIK WILSON KX NEWS” (KALBERER)– JELSING ASKS PEOPLE CONTINUE TO DONATE AND SUPPORT.. TO FIND OUT HOW, JUST HEAD OVER TO OUR WEBSITE, KX NET DOT COM. (QUALLICH)– HEALTH IS A PRIORITY ON EVERYONE’S LIST. AND PEOPLE HAVE A CHOICE OF WHICH HOSPITAL OR MEDICAL CENTER TO GO

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